Council fails to acknowledge Peninsula News coverage
Council staff have failed to acknowledge Peninsula News when reporting media coverage of the council's proposed land sales in a report to tomorrow's council meeting.
The staff report lists more than 100 reports under the heading "media coverage achieved".
No Peninsula News report was included in the list.
The list included 58 radio reports on ABC, MMM, Star and Hit radio.
It included 45 print and online reports by the Daily Telegraph and Central Coast Newspapers, The Grapevine and The Weekly Source.
It also listed four television reports by NBN and 7News.
No explanation was given of the omission of Peninsula News, which has been the Peninsula's own newspaper for 22 years.
The council media unit has previously advised Peninsula News that it will not provide information to Peninsula News, while the newspaper maintains its policy of requiring attribution of statements to an identified individual.
Peninsula News was told that the Council required statements to be attributed to "a spokesperson" and would not name the person responsible for the statement.
Central Coast Council agenda 2.1, 27 Jul 2021