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16 Mar 2020
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Call for lifeguards at Pearl Beach
Wrong picture
Church sells for $1.43 million
$12 million aged care upgrade planned
Wellington pays second visit
Open forum with local councillors
Tesch asks RMS for more time for resident engagement
Flooding and capacity limits highlighted in plan feedback
Environmental projects receive almost $175,000
Volunteers sought to restore park into nature reserve
Plans for six three-storey townhouses
Council seeks insights about leisure centre and theatre
Upgrades for Woy Woy Rd
Council gives 20 per cent weighting for local business
Council financial statements show breach of Act
Association plans hall upgrade
Volunteer sought to co-ordinate Anzac service
Buddies Club forms in Pearl Beach
CWA flag stolen again
Save Our Coast holds celebratory gathering
Events for residents over long weekend
Association has several things on agenda
CWA seeks bedding donations for bushfire relief
Bridge club hosts teacher training program
Next president named
Recycled products at children's market
Film screening by Eco Network
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Happy without the noisy intrusion
Fire actions needed immediately
Everyone is entitled to solar access
Ocean Beach Rd intersection already too busy
Return machine needed next door to Liesl Tesch's home
Looked after while I was ill
Many causes for potholes
Times have changed
All council toilets should have hand cleaners
Suitable trees under powerlines are a good idea
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Comfort cushions made for cancer care unit
Computer games and puzzles for the elderly
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Italian festival in Ettalong in April
Concert to raise money for ballerina's schooling
Concert for bushfire and flood victims
Two acts for folk club concert
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Tesch launches petition to save Gosford TAFE
Precautions in preparation for maintenance work
Aboriginal Welcome Barbecue at Umina
Books donated to children overseas
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Southern Spirit women win place in grand final
Ducks softball players win their way to finals
Umina comes 10th in surf life saving championships
Golfers win their way to national finals
Life savers chosen as leading women
Goodman retains unbeaten fight record
Surf clubs win medals in age championships
Umina wins medals in Masters championships
Annabelle wins medals in athletics championships
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Open Fours finals played
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Margaret crowned district singles champion
Boxers defeated in Olympic qualifier

Council financial statements show breach of Act

The 2018-19 audited financial statements for Central Coast Council, showing a breach of the Act, were adopted Central Coast Council at its March 9 meeting.

The NSW Audit Office noted a breach of the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 from a self-reported error with administration fees dating back to 2001.

The error was corrected in the 2018-19 financial statements.

Council reimbursed its Local Infrastructure Contributions Fund $13.2 million, from its general fund, after finding breaches that began before the Council came into existence in 2016 when former Gosford and Wyong councils were amalgamated.

The money repaid represented reimbursement and an estimate for forgone interest.

The auditor said in his report to Council that the Council had breached the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act by using the infrastructure fund money for administration purposes.

Assistant Auditor-General Mr Aaron Green also criticised Council for a delay in handing over the financial results and said a robust quality review process was not evident.

"This was largely due to information system limitations and weaknesses in Council's control environment," he said.

He also criticised the Council water supply authority's financial "misstatements".

He concluded the misstatements were not due to fraud.

He noted that some were fixed by management and some immaterial ones were left.

The auditor was at the council meeting but he was not questioned.

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