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Gosford West ward covers the Peninsula
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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

Kate da Costa - Group C The Greens

Running with: Ruth Herman and Wendy Rix

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

A. Managing such a huge area with very different needs, from Mangrove Mountain and the Hawkesbury villages to the increasingly dense residential area of the Peninsula, and the CBD of Gosford, without letting Gosford City eclipse the rest of the ward.

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

A. Achieving truly sustainable development in the face of climate change and growing population pressures.

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

A. The solution to balancing the needs of the residents, businesses and nature across the Coast is no different to the solution for Gosford West Ward and cannot be done Ward by Ward, in isolation.

We need to acknowledge the true cost and value of clean water, clean air and a healthy natural environment, and ensure that our planning controls in the new integrated LEP reflect those costs and values.

We will ensure that environmental impacts, particularly on water sources, are genuinely measured and transparently discussed.

We need to recognise that healthy communities need infrastructure in place, before housing and industrial estates are rolled out.

This includes planning for public transport, commuter parking, cycle ways and pedestrians access.

We need to make sure that ordinary residents, and the natural environment, have as much say in planning the future of our region as business and developers, through mechanisms like precinct committees that are integrated into decision making.

We need to have plans, and stick to them, not change them at the whim of a new Councillor or business interest.

We need to change the culture of Council to one of genuine consultation and financial transparency.

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