The Central Coast Greens congratulate Gosford City Council on recent initiatives that have contributed to arts, community and recycling on the Central Coast. The three initiatives of introducing water refill stations, the 2015 Gosford City Garden competition and the 2015 Gosford Art Prize are examples of Gosford Councils commitment to both its core business and community engagement.
“The Council really needs to be commended in supporting these initiatives, as we all know how important they are in engaging ratepayers in a holistic strategic direction” said Greens spokesperson Justine Suthers.
“Council is an important part of providing a wide range of services; it’s not just about development applications and fixing potholes. It’s about people and the environment” said Mrs Suthers.
With the water fill stations rolled out around the Gosford LGA considered a big success for both residents and the Environment, the Central Coast Greens hope to encourage other local Councils around the state to adopt this approach to conservation and reduction of plastic waste.
But it’s not all about the environment. The culture and health of the residents is also important for local Councils to provide to communities, which is what makes Gosford one of the best places to live.
“We believe the promotion of the garden and arts competitions is an important part of Council’s core business, with the added positive effects to health and cultural enrichment that art and gardening brings. This makes for a happier and healthier community to live in and we value the role local government has in making this happen” said Mrs Suthers.
The Central Coast Greens would particularly like to congratulate all of the talented artists and gardeners who were the lucky winners, as well as everyone who got out there and had a go. We can’t wait to see what next year’s competition brings and similar initiatives that Council will be rolling out next.
CENTRAL COAST GREENS
MEDIA RELEASE: 30 SEPTEMBER 2015