IPART has made major changes to the methodology to apply from the rate peg for the 2024-25 financial year.And it has recommended the NSW Government commission an independent review of the financial model for councils in NSW.The new method for setting the rate peg is simpler than the old method. See screenshot at the bottom of the story.It goes from a two year lag on actual … [Read more...] about How your rates are going to calculated
The NSW Government has released new Coastal Design Guidelines to "protect and enhance" the state’s waterways, coast, and estuaries. The Central Coast has about 80 kilometres of coastline - from Patonga in the South to Budgewoi Beach; Tuggerah Lakes, Brisbane Water and numerous lagoons, rivers and wetlands. The guidelines provide advice for councils, developers and other … [Read more...] about New guidelines for coastal development
Two proposed developments were rejected at the Local Planning Panel meeting on November 9. Both proposals went to the panel with council recommending refusals. One application to construct three x two-storey attached units at 8 Priestman Avenue, Umina Beach lacked appropriate detail, according to council. These included insufficient information to demonstrate compliance … [Read more...] about Thumbs down for Kariong fast food and Umina Beach units
A suggestion from a Greater Western Sydney council would keep Central Coast Council under its current administration for five years, rather than four. Camden Council suggests the current councillor term for the 128 councils in NSW should be allowed to run to 2025 so it's a full four term. The idea will be voted on at the NSW Local Government conference which is being held … [Read more...] about Who wants an extra year of administration?
A five storey development over nine blocks of land across the road from Canton Beach continues the developer vision for five storeys while the Council standard is four storeys.The latest Development Application (DA) would see 91 residential units and six serviced apartments built above an “eat street” corridor of ground floor shops designed to cater for tourists.The nine … [Read more...] about Canton Beach vision