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25 Jul 2022
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Umina loses its last bank branch
Census figures show increased skew to older age
Bruce Judd celebrates 93rd birthday
Brigade members help a neighbour
Dr Reid visits CWA branch
Beekeepers urged to remain vigilant
Missing children found
Trees planted in Lone Pine Ave for National Tree Day
Council plants dune vegetation for National Tree Day
Umina man wins $2.6 million
Retired principal to stand for Legislative Council
Garbage truck dumps its load in Ettalong
Woytopia festival stalls available
Council to discuss including youth in community life
Queen Jubilee grant for mature waterfront fig tree
Clean4Shore removes polystyrene from Patonga
Community spirit shown in beach clean-up
Historic ferry 'in action again'
Greens ask Minister for immediate council elections
CWA branch attends inquiry into homelessness
CWA branch sells jams through local cafe
Take care around schools, Crouch urges
Wettest year recorded in 18 years
Review sought of Paton St refusal
ACF branch calls for Austin Butler sale to be rescinded
Petition started for Ettalong foreshore lighting
Approval granted for 273 Peninsula trees
Feature native vegetation for a better business plan
Council should have started rock pool safety work
Will history repeat itself?
Work at aged care home continues despite rain
Aged care home suffers virus outbreak
Central Coast Health provides boosters at Woy Woy
Mental health sessions offered
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Pearl Beach Singers to hold concert
Little Theatre stages David Williamson's Travelling North
Winners of ephemeral art trail announced
Plenty of patchwork projects at crafts centre
Volunteers wanted for book fair
Teacher has baby girl
School raises seven times heart appeal target
Cheerleading team qualifies for national championships
Replacing lantana with local species
Daisy is Griffin of the Week
Designing and controlling their own models
Grandparents' day at St John's
School creates Year 2 Museum
Savannah is 14th in the state
Target program interviews to be held in August
Students prepare for Laycock St showcase
Preschool takes part in National Pyjama Week
Chickens at community childcare
Picnic lunch at Ettalong for Education Week
School athletics carnival postponed
Parents reminded to observe parking signage
President's Cup attracts 11 bridge pairs
Umina women finally complete Major Singles
Roosters to hold Old Boys Day
League Tag win against Terrigal
Surf clubs hold pool rescue championships
Applications open for netball representative season
Junior basketball season starts
Round one defeats in pennant competition
Presented with reserve champion prizes
Roosters' Reserves win Terrigal game
Softball registrations open
Swans presentation night
Touch coaches wanted for representative season
Soccer presentation postponed until October



Greens ask Minister for immediate council elections

The Central Coast Greens are asking the Minister for Local Government Ms Wendy Tuckerman to hold immediate council elections on the Central Coast with a five-year term.

The five-year term would "avoid holding two elections in two consecutive years", according to Greens local government spokesperson Mr Jamie Parker.

"If the Minister succeeds in delaying the election until 2024, the Central Coast will have been without Councillors for four years," he said.

"Four years is too long to wait for local people to get a democratically elected voice back on their council.

"We're calling on NSW Labor to commit to bringing this election forward if they win government in March 2023."

"Initially, residents were led to believe that two years of administration plus a lengthy public inquiry were adequate.

"In fact, according to the administrator Mr Rik Hart, the troubled financial affairs of the Central Coast Council have now substantially been addressed.

"To suspend an elected government requires exceptional circumstances.

"The Greens contend that exceptional circumstances no longer exist at Central Coast Council and that Ms Tuckerman must return the normal governance by elected councillors at the earliest practicable occasion."

Since the announcement, many signatures have been added to a resident's petition to have the Minister reconsider her decision have accumulated.

"Only one election is needed to restore councillors to the council, and that election should be held sooner rather than later," Mr Parker said.

"Government by elected representatives remains the expected form of all government in Australia."

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