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Collapse Issue 415 - 20 Mar 2017Issue 415 - 20 Mar 2017
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Liberals 'knew of rail costs' before election, Tesch claims
Gosford Council assets reduced by $1.4 billion
Gosford accounts referred for external audit
Jilly Pilon is Liberal candidate
Citizen of the Year stands for Christian party
Holstein will not run in by-election
Taskforce asks for infrastructure commitments
Chamber disappointed with Liberal selection
Labor challenges Liberals over 'abandoned' electorate
Patonga to hold Easter Saturday fete
Teenager airlifted after crash
Water main upgrade
Village development to go before Council administrator
Anzac ceremony at Empire Bay
Council brings library fees
Community forum about access to doctors
Community plants out new Runway playground
Volunteers' ladders go missing
Man charged following shooting
Twice the month's average rainfall already
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Community event was not for neutral voters
Let's leave the beach for the grand kids to play safely
Won't see ferry in my lifetime ... still
Produce the money and the boats
Has Brisbane Water plan been 'disapproved'?
I thought fast ferry nonsense had died years ago
Dredge should not be privately owned
Does dredging proposal means change in Coastal Plan?
Use CCTV and speed cameras on jetski cowboys
Old surf club members come to luncheon
Senior staff and councillors should be held accountable
Would Crouch promise everything and deliver nothing?
Will government commit to railway underpass?
Library decision doesn't inspire confidence
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Non-invasive brain treatment for depression
Free hearing checks in Woy Woy
Presentation on suicide prevention
Tesch meets nurses and health workers
Support for Melanoma March
Choir performs at shopping centre
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Patonga artist in epilepsy art auction
Duo sing at folk club
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Steve Collins leaves Woy Woy South
Splash-a-thon postponed due to the wet
Mental health first aid project launched
Tidying up their school
Harmony Day activities planned
Student leaders attend leaders' day
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Liberals endorse businesswoman mother of three
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Science experiments at Umina
Executive team holds planning day
Visit to Turo Park
Swimming team competes
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Surf club celebrates 85th anniversary
Training starts for Junior Swans
Excellent results in national judo tournament
Ocean Beach members win bronze
Junior judo players compete at Castle Hill
Triples carnival resumes at Umina
Bridge club holds autumn pairs

Senior staff and councillors should be held accountable

Those who were charged with keeping an eye on the financial position of the former Gosford Council over the past decade (senior staff and councillors) should be held accountable for this unadulterated mess.

This is the biggest disaster in Council's history, the worst financial statement in 40 years.

The councillors over the past decade had the capability to question any item in the financial statements presented to them by the auditors that they had concerns over prior to them approving the financial statements.

This financial mess didn't happen overnight.

There would have been countless opportunities for the councillors to raise concerns, if they had any.

Being elected to the position of councillor is an enormous responsibility and honour.

The past councillors were charged with making sure that the community's monies (rates and levies) were spent where, how and on what, they were intended for.

The community should have no confidence in any previous councillor who sat on this board over the past 10 years as this problem seems to have begun around a decade ago, the justification of a past councillor who said that not enough reporting came back to them does not stand up.

If you are in charge of one of the biggest businesses on the Coast (Gosford Council) and you need more information regarding the financial position of that business then you ask for it.

We can't elect the same people back into these positions as councillors on the new Central Coast Council.

We need new representatives for the communities of the old Gosford Council area.

We can't let this happen again with the same old familiar faces.

They should be held accountable for this mess.

They were asleep at the wheel and they have no excuses.

The buck has to stop with them.

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