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Council praised for its decision

Congratulations and many thanks to Central Coast Council who wisely stood up to the Government and the perceived pressure from Sydney and local media and quite sensibly refused the financial grant offered by the NSW…


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Our democracy is not democracy at all

Peter Bayley (Forum edition 213) claims that proportional representation party list often leads to unstable coalitions. That is incorrect. He claims this based on the examples of Italy and Belgium. Instability in Italy is regarded…


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Best bus driver

If there is an award for best bus driver, then Richard on the morning Route 40 Gosford loop must surely deserve it. He is always friendly, greeting passengers by name if possible, and goes out…


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Local Planning Panels are self serving

Imagine a situation in which a small gaggle of self interested individuals decided to get together to set up a Central Coast Chapter of the Excellence in Planning Committee. The sole objective of this Committee…


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It’s up to us to reduce road toll

Today, reporting of the government’s blame for the road toll in Australia is ridiculous. We are the ones that cause it. We drive too fast and ignore the laws assisting our safety on the roads….


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Water leak taking far too long to fix

We have always been told to save water, but now Central Coast Council is doing the opposite. Six weeks ago, Council put fencing around a water leak in Pierce St, Niagara Park. I had contacted…



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Private or Council certifiers?

In response to the article ‘Council will table seven motions at LGA Conference’ which appeared in edition 214, one Council motion will be that building certification be taken away from private certifiers and returned to…