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Six months to go for new council
10 April 2024
Six months to go for new council – but will it be out of the fat into the fire   In case you haven’t noticed our Central Coast Council is setting us up for some pretty big rate hikes in the years to come with forecast deficits from 2026-27 (see Page 15). This month we are fortunate to have a highly credentialled former UK local government councillor and former senior banking executive and Central Coast resident, Kevin Brooks, write an analysis of how he sees this Council p...
Sustainable signage wins new customers for Signarama Tuggerah
10 April 2024
When Melissa and Gary Marshall acquired the Signarama Tuggerah business in 2019 they made a commitment to move to sustainable signage systems with eco-friendly practices in their printing processes and using environmentally friendly materials for signage. Their aim was to create signage that minimises its impact on the environment. This initiative and the decision to buy the most up to date technology in the industry has played a pivotal role in boosting their revenue by 25%. They have gain...
Dr Brendan Nelson AO opens new Gosford RSL
10 April 2024
Former, Director of the Australian War Memorial, Liberal politician and Ambassador to the European Union and NATO, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson AO opened the new $32 million Gosford RSL Club premises on 19th March. Speaking to some 150 invited guests Dr Nelson referred to those who gave their lives in both World Wars and the values drawn from both conflicts, the formation of the Returned Services League and the Gosford RSL Club and the valuable service they provide to the community. Designed ...
Denny takes Council on for non performance
10 April 2024
Local billionaire property developer and financier, Tony Denny has written to Central Coast Council giving them until April 5th to respond to a Development Application on land within the East Wadalba land release area. The land, comprising 6.7 Ha at 60 -70 Jensen Road, Wadalba is subject to a Development Application for a 84 lot subdivision lodged in early 2022. Mr Denny is acting as Mortgagee-in-Possession in respect of the land and is working with the five owners who were unable to discha...
Wadalba East Land Release Area a festering sore
10 April 2024
The WELRA comprises an area of some 143 ha of land with potential for 1,500 homes, originally announced by Wyong Council in 2012 and finally rezoned in December 2020 and becoming effective on 31 July 2021. It included a Wildlife Corridor which through Council’s further review, that eliminated about 300-500 home sites. Following the rezoning the Land Owners took steps to develop their land in accordance with an adopted Development Control Plan and approved Masterplan for the WELRA. How...

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