Media Release: The Central Coast Greens call for a popular vote on de-amalgamation

The Central Coast Greens call for a popular vote on de-amalgamation to allow the community to indicate whether or not they support returning to the former Wyong and Gosford Local Government Areas. (LGAs). The push for the amalgamation of Wyong and Gosford Councils lacked a popular mandate and has angered locals –  resentment is still present in our community today. …

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Media Release: Planned Retreat, Sensible Policy to Deliver for the Whole Community

The Central Coast Greens express sympathy for the distressing and challenging situation of owners affected by the recent storms on the Central Coast. These events highlight the need for effective policies to address the issues raised by more frequent extreme weather events and sea-level rise due to human-induced climate change while compensating affected residents. The Central Coast Greens have again backed …

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Central Coast Greens Support Hazard Reduction Burns

Central Coast Greens Support Hazard Reduction Burns

The Central Coast Greens support hazard reduction management guided by the best expert advice. After the recent devastating bushfire season, some commentators have blamed the Greens for a lack of hazard reduction burns to prevent bush fires.

The Greens, however, back the statements of senior bush fire professionals that hazard reduction has become more difficult due to longer, hotter and dryer conditions leading to fewer safe periods for hazard reduction burns.

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New Report Sparks Calls for Council Pledge on Climate Change

Central Coast Greens are calling on the next Council to heed a new report from the Climate Council and make a pledge for local action on climate change. The Climate Council report shows local governments are able to deliver effective action and are “leading State and Federal governments on tackling climate change and capitalising on opportunities in renewable energy.” In …

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Central Coast Greens call for immediate parliamentary enquiry into Mangrove Mtn landfill

One year ago, Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi gave notice for a parliamentary enquiry into the Mangrove Mountain landfill and the role of both the EPA and the former Gosford Council in approving this private tip at the head of the water catchment of the Central Coast. Last night’s 4 Corners program has highlighted the need for a full parliamentary …

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Central Coast Greens and the New Council

The Central Coast Greens have commenced preselection of candidates for the Council elections in September. “We look forward to the restoration of democracy in our region, after this period of administration forced by ‘voluntary’ merger of the former councils” said Cath Connor, Co-convenor of the Central Coast Greens. The Greens will be campaigning for a new Council that prioritizes the …

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