NEWS ARCHIVES

31 March 2021 Central Coast will be impacted by Government’s secret plans to dismantle the National Disability Insurance Scheme As far back as September 2013 the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia founder and President Gary Blaschke OAM had reservations with the fine print of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. CONTINUE READING...
31 March 2021 Disaster fund has become a financial windfall for the Federal Government It has been revealed that the Morrison disaster fund is earning more in interest for the Government than has been spend helping flood and fire victims. CONTINUE READING...
31 March 2021 Council faced with severe weather clean-up A major clean-up still continues after the recent severe weather conditions that impacted adversely on many Central Coast residents. CONTINUE READING...
30 March 2021 Housing crisis on the Central Coast Electoral offices on the Central Coast are dealing with an unprecedented number of enquiries from people who are homeless or facing homelessness due to eviction. CONTINUE READING...
30 March 2021 Blood on the the Prime Minister's hands With Scott Morrison suffering continual blows from a political catastrophic onslaught, he is now under pressure to deliver good governance, which is clearly not happening. The beleaguered Prime Minister needs to lift his game - has blood on his hands! CONTINUE READING...
30 March 2021 Celebrate diversity at Flavours by the Sea this April Central Coast Council’s premiere multicultural event, Flavours by the Sea, will return to The Entrance on Saturday 17 April, bringing the tastes, sights and sounds of the world to the Central Coast. CONTINUE READING...
29 March 2021 Double whammy for the Central Coast The people of the Central Coast now face a double whammy with the Federal Government’s JobKeeper support cut on Sunday 28 March and the NSW Government’s underspent rental assistance scheme set to end on Wednesday. CONTINUE READING...
29 March 2021 Disinformation on vaccine rollout causing alarm As the COVID vaccine rollout gathers momentum Clive Palmer has been letterboxing the nation with pamphlets casing doubt in the minds of many people as to whether or not they should be vaccinated. Clive should stick to building dinosaurs and leave the vaccinations to the experts. CONTINUE READING...
29 March 2021 Remain vigilant to increased animal disease risks after flooding A flood and its aftermath can pose a unique set of challenges for livestock owners. Initially, it is vital that producers prioritize their immediate animal welfare responsibilities by ensuring stock have adequate access to food, water and shelter. CONTINUE READING...
26 March 2021 Morrison government is failing environmental reform Investigation by the Grapevine can reveal that the Morrison Government has completely bungled environmental reform, which will flow down to ecologically sensitive areas on the Central Coast. CONTINUE READING...
26 March 2021 Construction commences on an inclusive regional play space Central Coast Council is progressing plans to redevelop Green Point’s Sun Valley Park with the construction of a safe, functional, inclusive regional play space. CONTINUE READING...
25 March 2021 Legislation will force coasties to pay for the Liberal’s failed amalgamation It must be the NSW Government - NOT the Central Coast community – that pays for the failed amalgamation of Gosford and Wyong Councils. CONTINUE READING...
25 March 2021 Central Coast declared a state of natural disaster The Central Coast has been declared a state of natural disaster after over 340- millimetres of rain fell within the region over the past four days. CONTINUE READING...
25 March 2021 Vaccination rollout - community demands answers Despite the Morrison Government’s assurances that four million doses of COVID-19 vaccines would be in the arms of Australians by the end of March they have failed to deliver on their promise. The rollout is not on track, with little more than 300,000 doses been given to the community. CONTINUE READING...
24 March 2021 Farewell, adieu, goodbye It won't be with a sadness of heart that Coasties see the departure of Council Administrator Dick Person on 29 April. His tenure has been beleaguered with anger from a community who have been treated like mushrooms, kept in the dark and fed manure! CONTINUE READING...
24 March 2021 The academy games are coming to town The 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games will officially kick start its campaign with a Media Launch to be held on Friday, March 26th at 11:00 am at Belmont Golf Club. CONTINUE READING...
23 March 2021 Move to downgrade drinking water catchment Draft legislation, currently before the NSW Parliament, seeks to downgrade the importance of Jilliby Jilliby Creek and the Dooralong Valley catchment area to the Central Coast water supply to zero. Includes video interview with hydro geologist Dr Philip Pells. CONTINUE READING...
23 March 2021 Flood recovery help for rural landholders Landholders impacted by devastating flooding across Greater Sydney are being urged to register for support including emergency fodder, animal assessment and welfare assistance. CONTINUE READING...
23 March 2021 Renters struggle on Central Coast Last year, the NSW Government promised $220 million to help renters who were in financial stress because of the pandemic pay the rent. CONTINUE READING...
22 March 2021 Inquiry to root out regional and rural heath crisis problems A NSW Upper House inquiry into rural, regional and remote health services, including the Central Coast, commenced last Friday (19.03.2021) at a hearing in Sydney. CONTINUE READING...
22 March 2021 What is the plan after JobKeeper? Last Thursday’s announcement (18.03.2021) by the Morrison Government that there are more people in work is without question a good thing. But what happens after JobKeeper goes? CONTINUE READING...
19 March 2021 The big wet The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning, including a flood watch for the Central Coast. Be prepared the big wet that will continue over the weekend. CONTINUE READING...
19 March 2021 State government refuse to debate council petition Democracy has once again fallen on deaf ears as the authoritarian hammer of the Liberal Government smashes the will of Central Coast citizens calling for a judicial inquiry into what caused Central Coast Council's financial crisis. What is the the Berejiklian Government trying to hide? CONTINUE READING...
19 March 2021 Calls to close illegal bike tracks and repair damage The Community Environment Network is calling on Central Coast Council to stop spending money on unnecessary ventures like the development of mountain bike facilities and to fulfil its legal responsibilities as a local government and landholder to protect the environment. CONTINUE READING...
18 March 2021 Growing community concern over council administrator's agenda Concern over the sale over the sale of Council premises in Gosford and the Administrator's refusal to hold a referendum on Council de-amalgamation at the September council elections has left the community furious and bewildered. CONTINUE READING...
18 March 2021 Public health in crisis In June last year it was revealed that public health services on the Central Coast had been left behind. Nothing has changed according to Bureau of Health Information CONTINUE READING...
17 March 2021 PEP11 - Minister Pitt do the right thing The PEP11 exploration license has rolled over after federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt failed to reject the project when the license expired on 12 February. CONTINUE READING...
17 March 2021 Blinded by the light - jobkeeper cuts will impact coasties The job loses that will come from the cuts to JobKeeper wil be on the heads of the Prime Minister and the Treasurer. CONTINUE READING...
16 March 2021 Licence to kill Dr Ben Ewald, from the Doctors for the Environment group, has once again voiced concern for residents of the Central Coast as gases and particles emitted in huge quantities from power stations continues to exacerbate asthma and other upper respiratory conditions in the population. CONTINUE READING...
16 March 2021 Coasties unite en mass to march4justice Nearly 500 Central Coast residents dressed in black and marched along the Gosford Waterfront in solidarity with thousands of women across Australia with the March4Justice movement. CONTINUE READING...
16 March 2021 State government must pay its share too... The State government must pay its fair share to Central Coast residents and ratepayers. CONTINUE READING...
16 March 2021 New ‘missing link’ pathway to connect Davistown and Kincumber Central Coast Council will construct a new shared pathway along Malinya Road, Davistown to provide a dedicated off-road route for pedestrians and cyclists. CONTINUE READING...
15 March 2021 David Harris calls for a judicial inquiry into Council's financial crisis Shadow Minister for the Central Coast and Member for Wyong David Harris speaks frankly on video about Central Coast Council's current financial crisis and the way forward for ratepayers. CONTINUE READING...