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John Stevens inducted 2023 Hunter Valley Tourism Industry Living Legend
3 July 2023
Well-known local property developer John Stevens has been inducted as the 2023 Tourism Industry Living Legend to honour his 35-year commitment to tourism development in the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley. Developed by Stevens Group,The Vintage development is one of the region’s most significant and ambitious integrated tourism developments, which has delivered significant infrastructure improvements for the Pokolbin area. John’s contribution has included the...
Trees and squirrel gliders more important than housing for CC Council
3 July 2023
While Australia and NSW are suffering a critical affordable housing shortage and people are sleeping in their cars at night staff at all levels at Central Coast Council are more interested in trees, squirrel gliders and the swift parrot. But there’s more! This Council simply does not want any development of any kind if it means cutting down a tree or taking out some so-called endangered species of plant. Their focus is totally on green space. Currently a proposal by a group of 50 lan...
Council’s DA process stifling economy
9 June 2023
We all accept that the 2016 forced merger of Gosford and Wyong Councils has been a disaster right from start. The first phase in the amalgamation of Central Coast Council saw the Administrator back off from anything contentious leaving it to the elected council. So the whole organisation virtually went into limbo for eighteen months until we ended up with an elected council. This council under Mayor Jane Smith, former CEO (part-time) of Community Environment Network, resulted in one of the ...
Frustrated developers head to Court
9 June 2023
As Central Coast Council continues to obstruct Central Coast property developers and builders in approving Development Applications frustrated developers are taking action in the Land and Environment Court. Currently 15 cases have been listed for mention and another 8 are heading to court. Apart from industrial land that is depriving Central Coast people of employment there is a huge backlog of residential subdivisions which council is deliberately holding back as well as simple building bl...
Central Coast Mariners off to Grand Final as over 20,000 fans fill Stadium
9 June 2023
It was a historic night for Central Coast Mariners as well as for Gosford with 20,052 fans filling the Industree Group Stadium in Gosford. In an exciting game the Mariners swept to victory against Adelaide with a 2-0 score taking them to a Grand Final in two weeks’ time, the first time they have reached a Grand Final in 10 years. After we went to print with June issue the Mariners walked over Melbourne 6 – 1 two weeks later. What a fantastic victory and congratulations. ...

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