No Genuine Community Consultation in Amalgamation Process

Central Coast Greens reject completely the fake community consultation process that is being offered to residents of Wyong and Gosford as part of the “merger proposal period” as part of the process the State Government is ramming through Council amalgamations. Wyong only voted 5:4 along party lines to offer a voluntary amalgamation response, putting Gosford in a difficult position. Any …

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Hands Off TAFE

Central Coast Greens call on the NSW government to stop privatisation agenda The Central Coast Greens strongly support the NSW Greens on their “Hands off TAFE” Day of Action, coordinated across NSW by Greens MP and Education Spokesperson, John Kaye. “Gosford & Wyong TAFE campus provides a vital service to the local community but it is being devastated by the NSW …

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Congratulations Gosford Council and Community Winners

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 …

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Tourism Jobs Vital for Coast

Federal Government Should Protect Sustainable Jobs on Central Coast Central Coast Greens call on Lucy Wicks to act to create and protect real, sustainable tourism jobs on the Central Coast by stepping in to stop the expansion of the Calga sand-quarry which threatens the viability of neighbouring tourism and farming businesses. “We have seen this week stories about tourists by-passing …

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Fun and Games at Peat Island

10 August 2015 Security personnel prevented Greens Clr Hillary Morris, Greens MP David Shoebridge and residents from Mooney Mooney from accessing public land last Friday, August 7th, as they sought to examine Peat Island as part of a campaign to stop the overdevelopment of the gateway to the Central Coast. In 2014 the State Government placed on display a planning …

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Greens Councillor Standing Up For Environmental Protection

26 July 2015 Gosford Council has recently proposed a review of environmental lands, re-examination of the urban fringe and placed on exhibition planning proposals to rezone numerous small lots across the local government area. Greens Councillor Hillary Morris has been working to slow down the process to allow residents to have their say. She has also made certain that Gosford’s …

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Great News for the Central Coast – AGL Sells PEL2 and $1m in Bank for Biodiversity

At last some good news for the Central Coast on the environment. The threat of CSG drilling on Mangrove Mountain has been temporarily removed, as AGL announced it would sell back the PEL2 which covered the agricultural hinterland and drinking water catchment of the Central Coast. Gosford Council has announced a $1million fund, primarily from the Office of Environment and …

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Greens Propose Compulsory Acquisition for Bambara

Greens Councillor Hillary Morris will move that Gosford City Council, at its meeting on July 8, requests the State Government to finalize the incorporation of the remaining private properties at Bambara near Kariong, into the Brisbane Water National Park by commencing compulsory acquisition proceedings. Concurrently, in the NSW Parliament, MLC Mehreen Faruqi, Greens’ spokesperson on the environment, has also posed …

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