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Ten years to halve emissions

Forum – Already we dread hot summers, we dread bushfire season, we have increased flash flooding events, and we see the effects of storms and rising oceans on many nations…


The benefits of post-school study

Forum – Congratulations TAFE and Central Coast’s Trilogy Disability Services for your joint initiative of a traineeship, possibly leading to a Certificate III in Allied Health (CCN, September 11). We…



Time to level application playing field

Central Coast is notorious for its slowness in dealing with development applications (“Developer lobby critical of council delays”, PP 027). This slowness can’t have anything to do with aiming at…


Mining under homes and bushland

Forum – The Delta coal mine expansion will be a disaster for our community. They caused huge subsidence and environmental damage before, so why would we trust them again? There…



Leader must face questions as Delta peaks

Forum – It is disgraceful that Premier Berejiklian has decided to discontinue daily briefings on the COVID outbreak, just as the epidemic is reaching its peak and authoritative information is…


Daily leadership needed as epidemic peaks

Forum – It is disgraceful that Premier Berejiklian has decided to discontinue daily briefings on the COVID outbreak, just as the epidemic is reaching its peak and authoritative information is…


Real people supporting each other

Forum – Regarding observations made while doing legal exercise along Woy Woy waterfront. Mask up, put on your PPE and white gloves and take time to learn the stories of…


Teach the young to pay their bills

Forum – I have just read the regular Money section in your newspaper (Should young Aussies pay off HECS debt or invest? Chronicle p22 Sept 8). I am not a…


Advocate urges residents to object

Forum – Even when we see a light at the end of the tunnel – with power stations and mining impacting on the lives of residents in the north by…


Lake Munmorah needs its own Post Office

Forum – Australia Post executives collected $90M in bonuses last year and, at issue for myself and the community, is the Australia Post parcel delivery service. With Lake Munmorah and…


Give Uluru Statement a fair go

Forum – Can you remember the First Nations [Uluru] Statement from the Heart? The amount of time, effort and money that went into getting this statement finished was a credit…


Airing clean laundry

Forum – I refer Central Coast Council to recently completed and occupied social housing/boarding house units in Dunleigh St, Toukley. In very clear view of the street, there are clotheslines…


Desalination plant would be a waste of money

Forum – Central Coast Council is currently seeking to waste more money on a Desalination Plant. The Water Security Plan is currently out for consultation until September 28. My understanding…


At least we know about tribunal meeting

Forum – It’s good that IPART has put our Administrator Mark 3 back in his box (IPART tells Council what is appropriate, Pelican Post September 2). It is outrageous that…



Ritual beer drinkers flout health orders

Forum – I find it increasingly difficult to maintain a positive energy when my “legal” exercise walk clashes with the ‘Beer Garden’ in Woy Woy Memorial Park/old Baths area. There…


A triumph of optimism over reality

Forum – One wonders what the Council can think up next to fill in those idle hours in the office when time hangs heavy on the hands. The latest is…