Master plan leaves unanswered questions
Today I attended council's public session Woy Woy foreshore master plan at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.
Prior to this interaction, I had prepared six questions to be answered, before any discussion on the master plan was practical.
A question I have asked for more than six years remains unanswered, and is vital to the preparation of the master plan.
What is the projected population growth on the Peninsula for the next 10 years and beyond? This was not answered in the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 and remains in limbo.
Another question was in regard to timeline.
The advice is that the work will roll out over 10 years with five stages.
Administrator Hart has advised the council has a 10-year financial plan.
Will the plan cover all costs or will the public be forced into supplementary assistance?
An interest to all veterans is the upgrade of the Memorial Park.
Veterans have seen the site change from a feature of Anzac Day to a site that has been downgraded due to the council's financial management.
The floral display was always in peak condition for the significant ceremony.
There are other matters that should be attended to, which requires input from the Peninsula's veteran community and all supporters.
To conclude, it will be interesting to observe the council's approach to the master plan without knowing consumer demand and the council's finacial status beyond the next 10 years.
Then there is the unknown influence of the next state election.
Administrator Hart will be on alert for all political signals as the election draws closer.
He will not take risks from now till the election. His survival is at stake.
Climate change was on my list.
If there is an unexpected climate event, all existing information will be instantly obsolete.
What will be the council's response? Will the master plan be cancelled?
Letter, 9 Jun 2022
Norm Harris, Umina