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Editorial

Posted by Edgar Adams on 7 June 2021
Editorial
Another hospital for Gosford Hospitals are big business and private hospitals are even bigger business.  So the announcement that the DA for a private hospital at West Gosford as a State Significant development has been approved is a big deal for Gosford (see page 7). The former Ausgrid Depot was acquired by local developers Commercialhq and the Gibbens Group in 2019. Soon after that they were approached by Wollongong based hospital developer AA Crown Holdings with a deal to bu...
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It's an ill wind that blows no good!

Posted by Edgar Adams on 5 May 2021
It's an ill wind that blows no good!
Firstly though, there are people out there who want to play politics with the council merger and blame the NSW Government for the plight that we ratepayers find ourselves in. Well the Government did the right thing in respect of the merger of Gosford and Wyong Councils. The merger was supposed to stop the ongoing war between the two councils as well as make them more efficient and cost less to operate. The idea was good but the implementation was mad.  As Administrator Dick Persson...
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Local economy needs attention

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 April 2021
Local economy needs attention
This month CCBR starts a new segment, the Central Coast Economy. Going back ten years and beyond the Hunter Valley Research Foundation produced a half yearly Economic Indicators for the Central Coast. It ran from 1993 until the newly elected Liberal Government stopped funding it. In the Hunter it is now run by the University of Newcastle and funded by business and local councils and quarterly economic reporting continues very valuable service for that region. The Central Coast Economi...
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5 minutes to midnight

Posted by Edgar Adams on 15 March 2021
5 minutes to midnight
As we go to press it is exactly six months to the next Local Government Elections. Saturday 4th September 2021 promises to be a defining day for the Central Coast which has endured four years of infantile petty politics and mismanagement across the board resulting in the appointment of an Administrator on 30th October last year. Looking at the fifteen councillors that we voted in only two should be considered for re-election if they should choose to run Councillors Greg Best and Bruce M...
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Plenty of confidence as we move into 2021

Posted by Edgar Adams on 5 February 2021
Plenty of confidence as we move into 2021
With 2020 now behind us a quick look back would have to tell us that (a) Australia has handled the COVID-19 pandemic exceptionally well and (b) we are lucky to be living on the Central Coast. It was the same at the start of last year when this region dodged a bullet with the catastrophic bushfires.  We escaped what could have been our own catastrophe had they not been stopped at Mangrove Mountain.  With that in mind and trying to get a handle on what we might expect as we move...
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