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Council seeks $100M loan ‘to maintain liquidity’

Central Coast Council has announced it “is in a serious financial situation and faces an immediate and serious liquidity issue”.It is looking to borrow up to $100 million to maintain liquidity in the short term,…


Government won’t ‘bail out’ Council, says Crouch

The NSW Government will not bail out Central Coast Council from its financial mismanagement, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Mr Adam Crouch said last week.“There will be no State funding or legislative exemptions,” he…



West Ward councillor response to council financial crisis

The three West Ward councillors who represent the Peninsula, Cr Chris Holstein, Cr Richard Mehrtens and Cr Troy Marquart, , have taken differing stances on the Council’s financial crisis.At the October 13 council meeting, Cr…


Heritage ferry has its engine replaced

A heritage ferry still in active service locally has had its engine replaced.The Codock II, owned and operated by Central Coast Ferries, now has a “new” Gardner 5LW diesel engine.The old Gardner 5LW engine, which…


Peninsula has highest numbers of elderly, says report

The Peninsula has suburbs with the largest number of people aged 65 and over of any suburbs on the Coast, according to a report given to the Central Coast Council’s Social Inclusion Advisory Committee and…


Wheelchair converted to multi-purpose cart

A local aged care provider has converted an unused wheelchair into a multi-purpose cart.The cart has been used at Blue Wave Living in Woy Woy as a drinks trolley and as an ice-cream cart.“What started…



Elections to be held for Ettalong Diggers

Elections will be held this week for the board of Ettalong Diggers war memorial club.Four nominations were received, requiring a vote to be taken.Nominations were received from Eric Henry, Tommy McAuley, Michael Duffy and Kent…


Alcohol-free zones are re-established

Existing alcohol-free zones across the Peninsula have been re-established following the October 12 meeting of Central Coast Council.No new locations or expansion of zones have been proposed.Nine submissions were received after the proposal was placed…