Phone 4325 7369     Fax 4339 2307     Email us.

Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 479 - 30 Sep 2019Issue 479 - 30 Sep 2019
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Teenager charged with Umina Mall arson
Handmade rug donated to charity show
Peninsula has greater social disadvantage
Gym plans lack environmental detail, says submission
Dance group entertains aged care residents
Council removes conditions on cafe
Killcare resident becomes accredited speaker
Pizza store proposal meets with opposition
Matthews voted mayor, Smith deputy
New mayor denies 'party lines' operate at council
Mary Mac's receives $15,000
New two-storey residence to be built
Construction certificate for dual occupancy
Work to start on aroma therapy salon
Mother asks for help to find missing bangle
Tesch calls for State funding for bike path strategy
Non-parole period increased for arsonists
Claim refund
Rotary club hears from Red Cross
Tourism network hears tips for making videos
Progress association to hold Jazz in the Arboretum
Red Carpet Day held at Ettalong
New roof for Umina CWA hall
Rotarians splashed the cash in Canowindra
Warehouse application approved
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Open day has family activities
Suicide prevention attracts 100 walkers
Doctor praised for services to medicine
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Jocelyn Maughan wins Gosford Art Prize
Ettalong painter wins Grandma Moses packers' award
Ukelele group raises money for Rotary club
Free screening of horror film
British singer calls in as she cycles to Hobart
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
College students take barista course at Umina cafe
Packages for children in Gosford Hospital
Parents reminded of code of conduct
Parents offered anxiety program for their children
Connect Four set to be used in outdoor play
College holds graduation ceremony for Year 12
Dance students attend masterclass
Ettalong finishes 16th in State debating
Nick wins all nine tennis singles games
Student art exhibition
Students raise $1200 in 40-Hour Famine
Students cater for multicultural food festival
Netball team takes sixth place
Kindergarten attends Possum Magic performance
School to get new electronic sign
Students learn swimming and water safety
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Wolves win one of three baseball premiership games
Bailey Meti selected for State under-18s bowls team
Softball players still wanted
Southern Spirit to field eight teams
Netball association offers range of programs
Davara selected for development
Everglades holds bowling club members' day
Ettalong pair named champion of champions
Charity bowls raises $555

New mayor denies 'party lines' operate at council

New Labor mayor Cr Lisa Matthews fronted her first press conference on September 24, denying the council operated on "party lines" despite being elected with the support of all Labor councillors and being opposed by all Liberal councillors.

"Party lines don't happen in council and shouldn't happen in council,'' she said.

"We certainly don't deal on party lines.

"We certainly deal with what's come in to council and we make decisions on what's come in, what's happened and what information we get from staff and we make our decisions on that.

Cr Matthews said it was frustrating when people made those assumptions and she certainly didn't think that was how councillors dealt with matters.

Cr Matthews said her two challenges were the next council election and gaining funding from her State and Federal colleagues, money that hadn't come their way as much as she thought it should have since forming the regional council.

"My style is I'm an engager," she said.

"I believe in taking the community with me so I am looking at working with all community, I'm looking at engaging all the councillors. It's just the way I operate.

In a media release sent out after the meeting, Cr Matthews said council had a robust operational plan in place for the next 12 months and her goal was to keep working towards delivering that.

"Priority areas residents have told us should be our focus include improving our water and sewer networks, roads, the environment, community facilities and open space and recreation, and these areas will feature heavily in our plans as we strive to create a sustainable and connected Central Coast community that we can all be proud of," she said.

In the same media release, Cr Smith said it had been a privilege to serve the people of the Central Coast as mayor over the last two years and she looked forward to continuing to serve the community as Deputy Mayor and as a Councillor for Gosford East Word.

Mayor Matthews was a councillor on the former Wyong Council, elected in 2008 and appointed deputy mayor in 2011.

Prior to becoming a councillor, she worked for council as a community development worker.

She has been chair of the Status of Women Advisory Group for eight years and is a member of the traffic committee, consultative committee, sports committee and grants committee.

Cr Matthews works as a community liaison officer with the Department of Education where she provides programs that promote lifelong learning and tools to empower young people.

Comments


Add a comment
Comments entered here may be published in the Forum section of Peninsula News. Name, full residential address and daytime telephone number are required, but only name and suburb will be published. This is a moderated forum: Contributions will not appear here until they are approved by the editor. Contributions may appear in an edited form.


Name:
 
Address:
Suburb:
Telephone:
Comment:
 

 
  • RugP

    pictures/300_RugP.jpg

    RugP

  • WaltzP

    pictures/300_WaltzP.jpg

    WaltzP

  • GregP

    pictures/300_GregP.jpg

    GregP

  • MayrP

    pictures/300_MayrP.jpg

    MayrP

  • MaryMacsP

    pictures/300_MaryMacsP.jpg

    MaryMacsP

  • BikeP

    pictures/300_BikeP.jpg

    BikeP

  • BloodP

    pictures/300_BloodP.jpg

    BloodP

  • IphoneP

    pictures/300_IphoneP.jpg

    IphoneP

  • JazzP

    pictures/300_JazzP.jpg

    JazzP

  • RoofP

    pictures/300_RoofP.jpg

    RoofP

  • RotaryP

    pictures/300_RotaryP.jpg

    RotaryP

  • ShadowWalkP

    pictures/300_ShadowWalkP.jpg

    ShadowWalkP

  • HonourP

    pictures/300_HonourP.jpg

    HonourP

  • MaughanP

    pictures/300_MaughanP.jpg

    MaughanP

  • ScreamP

    pictures/300_ScreamP.jpg

    ScreamP

  • SongCycleP

    pictures/300_SongCycleP.jpg

    SongCycleP

  • BaristaP

    pictures/300_BaristaP.jpg

    BaristaP

  • Connect4P

    pictures/300_Connect4P.jpg

    Connect4P

  • GraduatesP

    pictures/300_GraduatesP.jpg

    GraduatesP

  • DancersP

    pictures/300_DancersP.jpg

    DancersP

  • NickP

    pictures/300_NickP.jpg

    NickP

  • FamineP

    pictures/300_FamineP.jpg

    FamineP

  • FoodFestP

    pictures/300_FoodFestP.jpg

    FoodFestP

  • NetballP

    pictures/300_NetballP.jpg

    NetballP

  • PossumP

    pictures/300_PossumP.jpg

    PossumP

  • SignP

    pictures/300_SignP.jpg

    SignP

  • SwimSchoolP

    pictures/300_SwimSchoolP.jpg

    SwimSchoolP

  • WolvesP

    pictures/300_WolvesP.jpg

    WolvesP

  • BaileyP

    pictures/300_BaileyP.jpg

    BaileyP

  • SoftballP

    pictures/300_SoftballP.jpg

    SoftballP

  • CricketP

    pictures/300_CricketP.jpg

    CricketP

  • DavaraP

    pictures/300_DavaraP.jpg

    DavaraP

  • MembersP

    pictures/300_MembersP.jpg

    MembersP

  • PairsChampsP

    pictures/300_PairsChampsP.jpg

    PairsChampsP



Search this website

What's On
.
<October 2019>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
293012345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
(Click for details)


Skip Navigation Links.

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