Save Gosford’s Heritage

If commerce is the heart of Gosford, heritage is its soul. Creighton’s Art Deco building, in the centre of the most important heritage precinct left in Gosford, is irreplaceable. It is significant as possibly the last intact Art Deco funeral parlour in NSW, and a rare example of this architectural style in the local government area. The stories of generations …

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Bambara 4 National Park – Rally 1 September 2014 – Justine Suthers

Justine Suthers Over the years the Central Coast Greens have become more and more involved on the fight for the protection of Bambara Several years ago, Greens councillor Peter Freewater moved in council for compulsory acquisition, but as the voluntary acquisition process had just begun, Central Coast Greens  took the view then that we should give the voluntary process enough …

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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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Move Bambara Properties

Most local residents will be aware of the long-running campaign to get a pocket of privately owned land near Kariong incorporated into the surrounding Brisbane Waters National Park. Ordinarily, The Greens would be wary of supporting compulsory acquisition of private land, but in this case, as the background information shows, the current owners should have been aware that both Gosford …

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Central Coast Greens Statement on Bambara Land at Kariong

The Central Coast Greens and their Gosford Council candidates absolutely support the freehold land at Bambara Road, Kariong, being included in Brisbane Water National Park. The Bambara Road properties have long been recognized by previous Councils and State Governments as worthy of purchase, although for inexplicable reasons, very little action has been taken to acquire them.   The strength of community …

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Wallarah 2 Coal Mine Might Be Stopped with New Water Trigger

Amendments to Federal environmental laws, which allow the Federal Environmental Minister to intervene in projects which affect water, have passed the Senate. These proposals are the culmination of much hard work by Independent Tony Windsor, and The Greens. The Central Coast Greens welcome this water trigger, because it may allow the Federal Minister to call a halt on the Wallarah …

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Background on Bambara

The Bambara Rd properties (Lot 2502 DP 801107, Lot 229 DP 755221, Lot 251 DP 755221, Lot 478 DP 755221 (technically 140 Woy Woy Rd)), as the accompanying plan shows (MAP Bambara Rd Kariong), comprise a total of about 74 hectares surrounded by Brisbane Water National Park on all sides. The properties are referred to as an inholding within the …

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