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Monthly Archive


Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 26 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

2019 - Peat Island Update

In February 2019, the situation was as follows: ... read more..


Climate change Reports   Community Plan 2021 is a plan to help the Community of the Central Coast responde to the climate crisis. Community-Plan-2021.pdf Pathway 2021 is an Emissions Reduct... read more..

Community has waited long enough to see COSS expand to whole Central Coast

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has called upon the Central Coast Council to finally expand the Coastal Open Space System (COSS) to the whole Central Coast Local Government Area. “We are now ... read more..

Crouch and Stokes must stop planning proposal that could clear environmental land

NSW Minister for Planning Mr Rob Stokes MP and the Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Mr Adam Crouch MP must stop a Central Coast Council planning proposal that could see privately-owned read more..

Federal ruling shows courts understand climate emergency

A Federal Court judgement made on Thursday, July 8, that found the Australian Government must assess the risk to future generations of emissions from burning fossil fuels, has been welcomed by the Cen... read more..

Council Inquiry must probe disastrous accounting change

A voluntary change to accounting practices adopted by the first Central Coast Council Administrator in 2016 was disastrous for the new council and must be examined as part of the Public Inquiry bein read more..

Open Letter to Prime Minister calls for Climate Change leadership

Climate Future has written an Open Letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison (and sent a copy to every Federal and NSW parliamentarian) pointing out that as the leader of the country he has a duty of read more..

Refusal of Springfield subdivision welcome

The Community Environment Network (CEN) supports the Central Coast Council’s recommendation to refuse an application for a four-lot subdivision on environmentally valuable land at 35 to 45 Clarence read more..

List of Council-owned assets in order of suitability for sale

CEN has ranked the operational assets that Central Coast Council has put forward as potentially for sale from most suitable to least. Read here for the full story. Page 1     &nbs... read more..

CEN will continue to campaign against community and environmental asset sales

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has thanked Central Coast Council Administrator, Mr Rik Hart, for making it clear that he will not be reclassifying Community Land as part of Council’s asset read more..

Plant a tree this World Environment Day

Saturday, June 5, is World Environment Day and the Community Environment Network (CEN) is inviting all Central Coast residents to do something positive for the environment by planting a tree. It ma read more..

Walk to celebrate World Environment Day

Join Central Coast Waterwatch on Friday, 4 June 2021 at 10am to celebrate World Environment Day. Come on a guided walk along the Berkeley Vale foreshore and learn about your local waterway and wetl read more..


Proposed amendments to the State Significant Development (SSD) at 89 John Whiteway Drive, Gosford, although welcome, will not address the excessive bulk and scale of the proposal or the substantial read more..

CEN calls for Local Planning Panels to monitor excessive variations to planning standards

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has called for audits and penalties to stop excessive development variations through over-use of Clause 4.6 of the Standard Instrument LEP (NSW’s uniform plan read more..

NSW Government must make pollution and health data available for clean air strategy to be credible

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has urged the NSW Government to integrate National Pollution Inventory (NPI) data with known rates of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTI) on the Central read more..

Hydrogen hubs and carbon capture no fix for climate - Climate Future

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s recent announcement on the Central Coast that his government will spend a total of $539 million on five hydrogen hubs and carbon capture projects will not be sufficient... read more..

Planning Minister must refuse proposal to rezone environmental land

The Central Coast Community Better Planning Group (CCCBPG) and the Community Environment Network (CEN) have urged NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, The Hon Rob Stokes MP, to refuse a planni... read more..

Battle to save community land begins now

The Community Environment Network (CEN) has welcomed the decision by Central Coast Council to give the community three weeks to provide feedback on its plan to reclassify, rezone and then sell off 2 read more..


The Community Environment Network (CEN), the Central Coast’s peak environmental organisation, will continue to work for the permanent protection of Porters Creek Wetland following Central Coast Counci... read more..

Community Better Planning Group calls for action on coal ash inquiry findings

The Central Coast Community Better Planning Group (CCCBPG) has called for a review of the population growth projections for the northern area of the Central Coast due to recommendations from the NSW L... read more..

CEN supports Conservation Agreement for Porters Creek Wetland but wants maps clarified

CEN has made the following submission to Central Coast Council regarding its recent exhibition of maps related to a proposed Conservation Agreement with the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT) w... read more..

CEN's submission on mountain biking in COSS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Unlawful and substantial environmental damage - illegal mountain bike activity in council-owned reserves is causing substantial environmental damage that needs to be addressed but... read more..

Mountain Bike Feasibility Study Discussion Paper Submissions

The Central Coast Council's consultation for the Mountain Bike Feasibility Study Discussion Paper closes on Monday, 22 March, 2021. It's not too late to make a submission. If you feel strongly about ... read more..

NSW Land for Wildlife Landholder BioDiversity Grant Final Report

Grant Final Report Form Download Report - Online Form... read more..

Is it suitable to have mountain bike trails in COSS?

The Community Environment Network supports mountain biking but we are concerned about its suitability in the Coastal Open Space System (COSS). That is why we are urging our members, supporters and the... read more..

NSW Land for Wildlife Landholder BioDiversity Grant

Apply for a Landholder Biodiversity Grant Landholders who are members of Land for Wildlife can apply at any time for a Landholder Biodiversity Grant. Am I eligible for a grant? As a Land for Wildli... read more..

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