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Local government reform needed

Forum – Can Mr Crouch please advise at least one legal reform his “Government can make to prevent local government gross mismanagement re-occurring? I’m tired of bleating and finger pointing…



Former Mayor explains rate differences

Forum – Here are some basic facts about rates. On amalgamation in 2016, both Gosford and Wyong Councils had about $60M of residential rate income per year. Your annual residential…


Correction

The photograph used with a Forum post with the headline No Workable Compromise on March 19, 2021, was incorrectly used. The photo used is an insured rider in a competitive…


We don’t need more political propaganda

Forum – I usually ignore the constant political point scoring put out by Senator Deborah O’Neill but for her to criticise the Government which suspended the Mayor and councillors and…


The real regional capital … Tuggerah

Forum – Mark Ellis’s contention that Council meetings should be held in Ourimbah, rather than in Gosford or Wyong (CCN 283) is right in principle but wrong in detail. He…


Council had no vision for the future

Forum – Further to the recent articles posted in CCN283, by Council Administrator, Dick Persson and (sacked CEO) Gary Murphy, it would appear to me that Mr. Persson acted in…



No workable compromise

Forum – As someone with family members who enjoy cycling, I really wanted to find a way for it to work on COSS land, but after research, personal investigation and…


Times have changed and so should we

Forum – While sympathising with Paul Zahra’s obviously heartfelt, if slightly incoherent, attempt to defend the Union flag as part of our national flag, (Chronicle Forum Mar 10 “Great Britain…


Lifting the veil of obfuscation

Forum – So, Gary Murphy wasn’t even there when it happened or, if he was there, nobody told him what was going on or, if anybody mentioned it to him,…



Council meetings in Ourimbah?

Forum – If this is to remain the Central Coast Council and Gosford is considered to be the capital of the Central Coast by many (Work Cover and taxation buildings,…


Just clean the pipes

Forum – There are only phone numbers to ring on the “yourvoiceourcoast.com/woy-woy-floodplain” site. So, this is my written submission as a resident who does not agree that a “Flood Plain…


Centrelink wait times to double?

Forum – Lucy Wicks’s latest attempt to justify the closing of the Ettalong Centrelink office (PP 008) beggars belief. Is it conceivable that, in two years of searching, Centrelink could…




Coal, gas and oil are toxic

Forum – Garry Clifford is probably right in asserting that “climate does change and for anyone to say they know why is dishonest”. (Chronicle Forum, Feb 24) I too wonder…