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Where are we headed?

Forum – Over the last 40 years I have seen the demise of the Waratah Spring Festival and the Kariong Flower Show, Old Sydney Town and our country towns closing…


Bridge fence money could be better spent

The almost bankrupt Central Coast Council intends to expend the enormous sum of over $900,000 on an unwanted, horrible fence to prevent children jumping into the water from the St…


Alternate way of practising democracy needed

Forum – Pork barrelling is made possible by Australia’s electoral system, based on Single Member Electoral Districts. Many Australians are not aware of alternatives. In Multi Member District systems, used…


More transparency needed

Forum – I just wanted to ask: how do we know if the Administrator is aware of the politicking between the State Government and Central Coast Council and/or will simply…



Facts reveal a very different story

Forum – Kel Wynn claims that former Wyong Council residents are paying higher rates than former Gosford Council residents. (Chronicle p13 Nov 15 “De-amalgamation referendum called for”) It would be…


Not happy with present state of affairs

Forum – Nothing has depressed me more than the front page public housing story of social housing rotting away, neglected and waiting to be cashed in by our State Government…


Sporting Complex needs parking space

Forum – I recently read an article about the proposed stage two of Tuggerah Sporting Complex. It is a very impressive complex, however, there is only parking for about 100…


Send in the Rangers

Forum – Memo to cash strapped Council. Please send Rangers out each afternoon to Gavenlock Oval and Paddy Clifton Oval in Narara. That way, irresponsible dog owners who allow unleashed…





Unique law regarding change of zoning

Forum – The ACT has a unique law regarding change of zoning for your property and any uplift in market value. Any windfall that occurs because of the stroke of…



Bouquet for Pete Rush

Forum – Please tell Pete Rush not to rush into destroying his wonderful creations because a tiny minority of residents don’t like his work. It didn’t look like the lantanasaurus…



Keep zipped up and wee at home please

Forum When the Housing Department built our apartments here at 28 Chambers Place, Woy Woy, they couldn’t have known what we have to put up with here. Our flats are…


De-amalgamation referendum called for

Forum – We, Mannering Park Progress, wish to express our utter contempt and despair over the parlous state of Central Coast Council’s financial situation. Prior to our largely pressured amalgamation…



Which Minister?

Forum – While one can sympathize with the feelings of Carol Hale (“How dare you Minister?”, CCN 268), I’m afraid she has got herself rather muddled over the Minister’s role…