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31 May 2021
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Residents to pay $8M more after 42.1 per cent rate rise
Rate rise is Liberal Merger Tax, says Tesch
Public inquiry into council is open for submissions
Crouch urges residents to make inquiry submissions
Greens to start de-merger petitions
Administrator's 'facts' are wrong, says community group
Rotary club to hold book fair at PCYC
Men's Shed to hold annual sale
Arboretum receives 'koala song meter'
Open space policies under threat, says green group
Strategy lists 21 playgrounds but 20-year wait for others
Tree group gives reasons for saving council reserves
Petition to save Memorial Ave reserve sent to council
Rotary donates $1000 to each of five community groups
Tea Cosy Expo with Devonshire Teas
Fishing club donates to Vietnam veterans
Student driving course available free of charge
Special Rotary evening
Lion Island penguins benefit from Hawkesbury cleanup
Preschoolers use their own Opal cards
PCYC calls for volunteers
Encouragement to buy locally
Pearl Beach pool cleaned
Gabrielle named Volunteer of the Year
Tesch calls for support for oyster growers
MP hopeful that doctor shortage is lessening
Wednesday Wanderers travel to Davistown
New restaurant
Year's rainfall is spot on average
Details of five-storey Umina proposal available
CEN criticises 'excessive' approval of non-compliance
Contribution requirement reduced by $1200
More time for comment after portal anomalies revealed
Three townhouses proposed for sub-standard site
Flats proposal still in pre-lodgement review
Urgency to protect what green spaces we have left
State policy to protect and invest in open space
Council threat to mental and physical health and welfare
Put toll on M1 to pay council's debts
Reserve is oasis in rotting neighbourhood
Why not solar panels at carpark?
Austin Butler land should not be sold
Regional plan requires investment in open space
Breastscreen bus at Woy Woy for June
Hospital is supported by 17 volunteers
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Folk club holds house concert
Ephemeral art trail to be held over three weeks
Coastal Twist Festival preparation starts
Charli Grant appointed to Minister's student council
Umina campus students walk to Patonga
Last day for scholarship applications
Students visit Newcastle stadium for numeracy day
Whole school listens to book reading in space
Defeated in penalty shoot-out
Office staff thanked on Public Education Day
Dress rehearsal for dance performances
Three dance groups attend dress rehearsals
Outing to the shops
A virtual classroom hosts cattle farmer
Charity bowls raises $32,600
Grade 6 Pennant comes down to the wire for Umina
Ettalong Red loses to Bateau Bay for Grade 7 pennant
Slow start for Woy Woy in hard-fought encounter
Hornsby rubgy union victory in round seven
Tour de Central Coast stages to start at Woy Woy
Restricted bridge championship winners
Ducks elect new committee
Apply for funding, now, says Tesch



Public inquiry into council is open for submissions

The Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council is accepting submissions over the next three weeks.

Submissions close on June 21.

"The Commissioner encourages submissions on matters falling within the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry as soon as possible," an information paper advises.

Submissions were encouraged from the Council, individual councillors, Council's Administrator, Council's general manager, senior council staff, other council staff, the Office of Local Government, as well as interested members of the public.

"Councillors and Council employees have no additional privileges or protections over and above other persons generally in respect of any submissions they may choose to make.

"Generally, the Commissioner proposes that submissions to the Inquiry will be made publicly available.

"When deciding whether to do so, the Commissioner may weigh the likely public benefit gained from publication against any damage that may arise from publication.

"The overriding concern of the Commissioner is to encourage persons who have information relevant to the terms of reference of the Inquiry to come forward and give that information to the Inquiry, in the knowledge that they will not suffer recriminations or other liability as a result.

"The Commissioner requests that interested parties lodge written submissions even if the submissions are intended to be supported by an oral presentation at the public hearings.

"The Notice of Public Inquiry invites persons making written submissions to indicate, at the same time, whether they wish to appear in person at the public hearings.

"This is for the purpose of assisting the Commissioner to identify the likely number of persons who wish to give oral evidence at the hearings, and to thereby assist the orderly functioning of the public hearings phase of the Inquiry.

"However, it is not essential for persons who would like to appear at the public hearings to make an advance written submission."

In that case, "such notice is to include a brief outline of the topics the person wishes to address, having regard to the Terms of Reference of the Inquiry.

"It should be noted, however, that the Commissioner is not obliged to automatically give a right of appearance to all persons wishing to appear before her.

"Details of the venue and times of the public hearings will be announced in due course."

Further enquiries regarding the Inquiry can be made to the Office of the Commissioner

The Information Paper is available on the public inquiry website at olg.nsw,

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