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The Council Agenda of 8 February 2021 included an item to repeal the Nuclear Free Policy for the former Gosford LGA. Community members have raised questions about why this is a priority for the current Administrator and staff.
At the Council meeting on 3 February 2021, the Administrator resolved to conduct a Constitutional Referendum for the reduction of Councillors (from 15 to 9) at the September 2021 Local Government Elections. This may have some merit — but it is not enough.
Local Government NSW is the peak body for Councils in NSW. Each year LGNSW has an Annual Conference where Councils submit motions to provide direction and form policy. On 24 August 2020, Central Coast Council resolved to submit a number of motions to the LGNSW Conference. This included a motion to campaign for stronger independent integrity organisations at both the State and Federal levels.
On 14 December 2020, the Administrator, Dick Persson, adopted the Consolidated LEP and DCP. These are key planning documents that set the rules for development in your neighbourhood.
On 23 November 2016, the first Administrator, Ian Reynolds, decided to begin the process of developing these new plans, having one set of rules for the Central Coast. The Department of Planning indicated that there was no need to go down that path, that “the existing instruments can continue to operate and there has been no directive from the State to undertake consolidation”.
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COSS Supporters will continue the legacy of Beryl and Allen Strom, and many others, who fought to protect vital conservation areas on the Central Coast and across the State. We have national parks and the COSS system because of the efforts of our community, and we need more champions like them.