The Coastal Open Space System (COSS) is a network of reserves supporting natural vegetation that are managed by Gosford Council for a number of environmental and community values. COSS lands provide important ecological habitats (or homes) and essential linkages (wildlife corridors) for diverse fauna and flora. These natural areas are also popular places for leisure and relaxation with residents and visitors alike.
Media Release: 1 July 2014
The Community Environment Network (CEN) has become aware of significant changes proposed to the Water Sharing Plan for groundwater in the Mangrove Mountain and Somersby area. New South Wales Office of Water (NOW) recently
held discussions with locals to advise of proposed changes to the local water sharing plan, Mangrove Mountain Kulnura Ground Water Plan (MMKGWP).
The changes could impact on local drinking water supply via Ourimbah Creek catchment, it is estimated that up to 50% of the stream flow originates from the Mangrove Mountain Ground Water Source.
Media Release - 6 May 2014
The Community Environment Network has been advised that at a hearing on dumping at Mangrove Mountain Golf Course, in the Land and Environment Court last Friday, the Judge has sent the matter back to Gosford Council.
Council has been given 2 months by the court to negotiate with the dumping Contractor (Verda Terra) and then to take the decision to a full Council meeting for approval.
CEN has announced the winners of their Annual Environment Awards for 2013.
The awards have been operating every year since 2000 and are given annually to volunteers who have excelled in the past year to promote the Central Coast environment and the public interest.
Waterwatch is a national water quality monitoring and catchment education program involving schools, community groups and landholders. In 2014, we will be offering a special package for schools to register to be a part of our Central Coast Waterwatch family.