Inappropriate Development Planned for Mardi

Central Coast Greens are standing up with the local community, especially Hands Off Our Farm (HOOF) against this inappropriate development planned for Mardi. It is wrong because all Coast planning strategies keep residential estates east of the freeway, much of the land is flood prone but no floodplain study has been done and the evaluation of lost vegetation gives the …

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Central Coast Greens Concerned about Biosecurity in Drinking Water Catchment

Gosford Councillors only found out by accident that the “minor amendments” to a DA approved by the general manager were for a chicken abbattoir in the drinking water catchment. Greens Councillor Hillary Morris is seeking avenues to have that decision changed, but it may be up to local farmers taking the company to court. Hillary is also investigating whether the …

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Finalise the Bambara Purchases on the Central Coast

Dear Mr Stokes, Please continue to work with the OEH to speed up the process of purchasing the remaining lots of land on Bambara Rd at Kariong. This has gone on too long. Our community was promised at the last election that the government would protect Bambara, but there have been too many delays. The landowners may be unco-operative, but …

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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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