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15 September 2020 Posted by 

FROM TOURISM TO FLOUNDERING MARINERS

This month's Council meeting in a nutshell
DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
THIS week’s monthly meeting of Central Coast Council covered a wide variety of topics from tourism potential to the ailing Mariners to and here is our report in a nutshell of what happened.
1. Council is to crackdown on the lobbying of councillors and staff by environmental groups, businesses, community groups, anti-progress groups and developers. Staff said the move to record all dealings would give it greater clarity.
 
2. Council is pushing the go button on Tourism, something Access and myself as a tourism expert have been pushing and supporting nationally and locally for years, A big Tourism Pow Wow is on this Wednesday. We weren't invited. Neither was Tourism Committee Chairman Cr Chris Holstein.
 
3. Council will write to relevant government departments again to get the disgraceful entry to Toukley (pictured) cleaned up.  It's been in the pipeline for 16 years. You can't rush these things. 
 
4. Council will push for the new Warnervale Station to be built at the town centre 1.5km north of the existing station.
 
5. Council will arrange a crisis meeting with the Central Coast Mariners soccer team involving all stakeholders. The Mariners are up for sale which surprised some councillors and will be sold possibly to a Canberra bidder unless the Coast can make the area attractive to buyers.
 
6. Lots of trash talk, all pretty boring, except the bit about Kincumber tip possibly firing up again.
 
7. Council continues to give excellent support in this time of COVID 19 and two applicants were granted funding under the Working Together Staying Strong grant program in July 2020 and will share in $14,099 of the $300,000 allocated to the program between May 1 and September 20, 2020.
 
Successful applicants were:
Gosford City Community & Information Service -      SOS Foodbank - $9149
Berkeley Vale Neighborhood Centre Association - Food  Relief - $4950
 
The Community Support Grant Program remains open for applications from not for profit groups throughout the year and provides up to $5000 per project per financial year in combined funding and in-kind Council services to applicants.
 
Eight applicants were successful in their applications in the period of June 2020, sharing a funding pool of $31,188.
 
8. Burn offs and water services had a run and the swamp next to Central Coast Airport received its mandatory gee up.
 
That's all folks!
 


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Michael Walls
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P: 0407 783 413
E: Michael@accessnews.com.au

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