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Minister's patience runs out with Central Coast Council

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 November 2020
Minister's patience runs out with Central Coast Council
It has happened.  At 3.30pm on Friday, 30th October the Minister for Local Government suspended Central Coast Council and appointed an interim administrator. This Council could no longer pay the wages or pay its suppliers and had wracked up a deficit of $84 million (could be more, could be less who knows?) This is how it works with government. But if this Council was a company the Receivers would have been called in and the directors could all be looking at going to gaol for tr...
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Broadband for our region - an opportunity lost

Posted by Edgar Adams on 6 October 2020
Broadband for our region - an opportunity lost
So, having been dragged into admitting that copper, as lauded by the wonderful former Minister for Communications and Broadband, Malcolm Turnbull, our Federal Government has finally conceded that fibre optic cable is actually faster.  The result being that the Government will now spend billions more completing a job that should have been done properly in the first place. One of the lasting legacies of the Abbott/Turnbull era will be how our country went from potentially being a world ...
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Edgar Adams' Editorial

Posted by Edgar Adams on 4 September 2020
Edgar Adams' Editorial
2020 a difficult year but more to come We started 2020 with bushfires, although we dodged a bullet there it could have been catastrophic.  This was followed by storms in early February that caused a lot of damage and beach erosion and by the end of the month COVID19 had hit and we were all self isolating. Somehow we have dodged a bullet on COVID19 as well, and while retail and hospitality businesses are suffering most of the businesses that CCBR has spoken to are doing okay. The ...
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Gosford off Government's radar

Posted by Edgar Adams on 3 August 2020
Gosford off Government's radar
In the dying days of the Berejiklian Government's campaign to get elected in March last year the Premier and Treasurer put out a Media Release: FOUR MORE EMPLOYMENT PRECINCTS TO DRIVE JOBS, BOOST EDUCATION AND CREATE INNOVATION There was: Sydney Innovation and Technology Precinct, Liverpool Health and Innovation Precinct, Nuclear Medicine and Technology Hub, and Central Coast Education and Employment Precinct in the revitalised Gosford CBD. These were in addition...
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How much has Council spent on Warnervale Airport?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 3 July 2020
How much has Council spent on Warnervale Airport?
First question though.  Why does CCBR keep harping on about Warnervale Airport? Simple. We have been advocating for this airport for over 25 years, on the basis that the Central Coast needs to create real jobs (not government paid jobs) and good quality jobs where local residents can be paid wages comparable with the national standard and get a real career. The issue of Warnervale Airport is symptomatic of the attitudes of most of our political and community leaders whose sole inte...
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