Central Coast Greens respond to NSW Audit Office comments about climate change adaptation plans

Central Coast Greens coastal erosion

Central Coast Council’s 2019 Climate Change Policy included the following commitment statement: ‘ D2) Embed climate change planning within Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, namely the Community Strategic Plan, Delivery and Operational Plans and Council’s Corporate Plan.’ Like the NSW Audit Office, we do not see any provisions for adaptation to the significant impacts of climate change in Council’s …

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Greens demand a return to democracy

The Central Coast Greens demand that the Minister for Local Government, Wendy Tuckerman, return the right of residents of the Central Coast to democratically elect our councillors. The June 1 announcement by Tuckerman and parliamentary secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch to continue administration of our Council until September 2024 was met with universal surprise and disbelief on the …

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Mangrove Mountain Landfill court hands down judgement

Greens are concerned about the future of Mangrove Mountain Landfill after the Court hands down its judgement. Today, the Greens have responded to the judgment on the Mangrove Mountain Landfill handed down by the NSW Land and Environment Court. Greens environment spokesperson and environmental law expert Sue Higginson said today: ‘It is disappointing that the Court has confirmed the dumping …

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Keep Peat Island in Public Hands

The Central Coast Greens are calling on Rik Hart, David Farmer, and the Central Coast Council to consider objections by Mooney Mooney residents, traditional custodians, and the Hawkesbury river community to the proposed development on Peat Island. We do not believe that the proposed development is appropriate to the site and the local community’s needs. The Central Coast Greens seek …

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JOHN KAYE MEMORIAL AWARD 2021

Join us for this event to honour the work and contributions of the John Kaye Memorial Award winners, Leetona Dungay and Manyana Matters. The John Kaye Memorial Award recognises an outstanding individual or collective contribution towards social and environmental justice. The award presentation event will be held online, with a screening of a short film by Manyana Matters and keynote speeches …

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Rejection of proposed walkway around Terrigal Lagoon DA62171/2021

Dear Messrs. Farmer and Tarasenko, I want Central Coast Council (CCC) to reject the current proposal (Option 3) to build a walkway around Terrigal Lagoon, DA62171/2021. Firstly, I note that the link provided on the Your Voice Our Coast – Terrigal Walking Trail website to make an online submission does not work. Secondly, that CCC is asking for community input …

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Media Release: Administrator says no to a popular vote on de-amalgamation

The administrator has ruled out giving the Central Coast a popular vote on de-amalgamation at the September Council elections. Administrator Dick Persson has also declined to withdraw the Gosford Council building from the asset sales list. Greens candidate for Budgewoi ward Sue Wynn said:  “We stand firm in our belief that residents deserve an opportunity to have their say on …

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Media Release: Central Coast Council administrator ventures into politics

On Tuesday the 9th of March the Administrator Dick Persson confirmed that he would continue to impose his limited-range vision for a reconfigured Council, refusing to extend the options for the referendum questions. The Central Coast Greens highlight that the referendum survey on display at Your Voice Our Coast does not represent consultation in good faith. We believe that the …

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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: Coalition Government must accept responsibility for Central Coast Council’s financial mess

The forced merger of Gosford and Wyong Councils into the Central Coast Council has been a financial disaster for the people of the Central Coast for which the Coalition Government must take responsibility says the Central Coast Greens. With Central Coast Council on the edge of financial meltdown and facing potential suspension by the State Government, the Greens, who are …

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