Phone 4325 7369     Fax 4339 2307     Email us.

Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 473 - 08 Jul 2019Issue 473 - 08 Jul 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Council to consider urban shade and green space
Unemployment is worse on the Peninsula, says Tesch
Upgrade for Patonga boat ramp carpark
Collapse   NEWS NEWS
Bulk-billing medical practice opens in Umina
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Community group tackles abandoned boats
Real estate employee mauled by dogs during inspection
Film about Mingaletta Aunties premieres this week
Tourism group welcomes Council plan
Comments sought on Bouddi park management plan
Mountain bike trails proposed for national park
Draft park plan includes climate change responses
Mains cleaning at Umina Heights and Pearl Beach
Quarterly bills introduced with lower water rates
Permission sought for underground tanks
Council approves five applications
New house subject to council approval
Emily to use fun run to raise money for Clown Doctors
Helen Ferguson succumbs to injuries
Unaware he had won
Community grants
Changeover at Woy Woy Rotary
High tea raises $950
Rotary club farewells exchange student
Ettalong garden beds to get a makeover
New president outlines his goals
Branch president named Woman of the Year
Beds 'important' for sporting and ageing populations
Medium density plan will change local character forever
Need to remove dead tree
Full recovery expected after surfing accident
Climate change policy is a winner
What priority is given to species protection?
Developers have won hands down
Umina resident shaves her head
Defibrillators installed in supermarkets
Staff celebrate anniversaries
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Free family-friendly jazz festival for Ettalong
Weaving workshop
Blues Across the Bay plans progress well
Three artists announced for art show
Former student designs indigenous rugby jersey
Crossing supervisor leaves after 18 years
Farm welcomes twin lambs
Kindergarten students shown college farm
Knocked out of knockout competition
Comedy club to perform at eisteddfod
Peninsula students attend dance festival
Jesse takes part in vocal program
New campus principal appointed
Picnic in schoolgrounds over the holidays?
Recycled materials used to make sailboats
University students observe kitchen garden program
Learning woodworking at the Men's Shed
Women's soccer clubs both win
Women's bowling club unfurls flags
Tom Payne takes out longboard title
Sherriff takes out third singles title
Qualified for world boxing championships
Raising money for amenities block
Umina boxer to make television debut
Elected to regional cricket board
Major Pairs champions
Woy Woy was beaten by Avoca Beach

Quarterly bills introduced with lower water rates

Central Coast Council will introduce quarterly water bills for the Peninsula, along with lower average water rates, from July 1.

The average annual water bill is expected to fall by around $330 in the former Gosford local government area following a recent decision by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

As well, residents and customers in the former Gosford LGA will receive their water bills quarterly instead of bi-annually, in line with the same cycle already in place in the former Wyong LGA.

Central Coast Council will also move the stormwater drainage charge, which current appears on the rates account for Peninsula residents, to the water account - again reflecting what is already in place in the former Wyong LGA.

Council chief financial officer Mr Craig Norman said while these changes would not impact the bottom line of the consumer, but was another example of how the Council was aligning some of its essential services and "moving forward as One Central Coast".

"Unifying our water billing across the region ensures consistency for our community," Mr Norman said.

He said spreading water charges across four bills, instead of two, made bills "more manageable, helping to reduce bill shock and ease financial pressure for a number of residents and customers.

"A more frequent bill can also help residents budget better as well as identify leaks more readily to ensure we are all using our water responsibly."

While welcoming the streamlining of services and lower water prices, mayor Cr Jane Smith has encouraged continued wise water use.

"We must remember that like most of NSW, the Central Coast is affected by drought and we encourage everyone to continue to use water wisely."

Cr Smith said the Tribunal's recent determination should see the annual water bill for a typical household in the former Gosford LGA fall by about $330 in 2019-20, and a typical bill for a household in the former Wyong LGA fall by about $150 per year, depending on water usage.

If residents or customers have any questions about their next water bill, she encouraged them to visit or to phone 1300 463 954.

Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
  Copyright © 2019 Peninsula Community Access Newspaper Inc