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Gary Chestnut - Group A New Independents
Chris Holstein - Group B Independent
Kate da Costa - Group C The Greens
Troy Marquart - Group D Liberal
Gabby Greyem - Group E Independent
Carl Veugen - Group F Save Tuggerah Lakes
Richard Mehrtens - Group G Labor Party
Skyla Wagstaff - Animal Justice Party
Christine Keene - Independent
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Gosford East ward borders Peninsula
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Rebecca Gale Collins - Group A Liberal
Claire Braund - Group B Next Generation Independents
Stephen Pearson - Group C The Greens
Jane Smith - Group C New Independents
Jeff Sundstrom - Group E Labor
Pat Aiken - Group F Save Tuggerah Lakes
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Council expects to make remaining appointments soon
Chemical cleanout day held at Gosford
Pensioner escapes scam, says O'Neill
Collection for Mary Mac's
Rotary club awards Paul Harris Fellowship
Expo to publicise assistance available
ACF branch supports marine park proposal
Community plan group supports council candidates
Pre-polling open at Woy Woy oval
Holstein claims support of former mayors
Liberals to 'uphold Australian values'
Liberal candidates take up wheelchair access
New members wanted in food network
Fair Trading to talk about children's products
Linda Burney speaks at Mingaletta
Park kiosk wins sustainable business award
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Developer meetings show one in four success rate
Washing powder waffle does not justify planning breach
Service us, or go back to the drawing board
Kiosk dispute is typical semantic obfuscation
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Donation for children at Gosford Hospital
Suicide prevention walk to be held at Umina Beach
Shopping centre charity day to aid paediatric services
Volunteers wanted for high care facility
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Portrait of actor by a young man hung in Archibald
Librarian to talk about entertainment photography
Art night full to capacity
Exhibition at aged care home
Art fair and buskers at Patonga
Twins co-write fantasy novel
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Jo receives appreciation award
Jo receives appreciation award
Character parade
Students to make hospital care packages
Dance and recorder groups perform
A winning public speaker
Speech pathology screening at Umina
School conducts voluntary parent survey
Success at zone athletics
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Two from Umina surf club selected for junior academy
Rugby union semi-finals to take place at Woy Woy
Boxers compete in State titles
Bridge club celebrates formation
Monthly charity day

Gary Chestnut - Group A New Independents

Running with: Ferran Thornycroft and Lisa Wriley

Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Ward you would be elected to represent?

A. The most important issue facing the Ward is the lack of local jobs.

Historically the previous Councillors gave incentives to developers to build high rise in Gosford.

The only outcome was developers made bigger profits.

I would redirect and implement incentives to existing small business and start-up companies.

Q. What do you consider to be the most important issue facing the Central Coast Local Government Area?

A. The most important issue facing the Council is the ongoing saga with Mangrove Mountain Landfill.

As an elected Councillor, I would be able to inform the elected Councillors on matters that I am not able to discuss publically.

Once informed I believe the Council can then make an informed decision on the best way forward.

In my opinion the only way forward is for the Council to support a Commission of Inquiry.

A Commission of Inquiry will enable any backroom deals or confidential information to be made public.

But more importantly recommendations can be presented on what needs to happen to clean up the site and ensure mistakes that have happened in the past are not repeated in the future.

Q. How would you, if elected to Council, set about addressing that issue for (a) your Ward, (b) the region?

A. I believe you need to set aside party politics and egos and work with whoever is elected for the benefit of all residents of the Central Coast.

You need to listen to different viewpoints, probe and find out the facts.

The newly-elected Councillors need to build trust amongst themselves but more importantly trust with the Community.

Decisions need to be made in open Council for the benefit of all residents.

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