The denial of watercolor painting challenged – Central Coast Forum


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What a bunch of unfortunate people our Central Coast Council… I am referring to the full page article on page 13 (PP035) ‘Picnic in watercolor’.

A wonderful story about ladies painting on the shores of Brisbane Water, but when you get to the last paragraph, the mean-spirited council just pooped out outings and futures wanting a license and insurance.

Insurance – really!

Very dangerous and risky activity of being a watercolor artist!

Accidents are more likely to happen when you place cyclists and mobility vehicles (some that do not use their doorbells) on lanes shared with pedestrians.

No license or insurance there!

What possible harm have these ladies done?

Council should support such an important activity that enhances the spirit of the community and the charm of our waterfront.

It’s the kind of thing the community and visitors want.

I would have thought that the Council has more important things to worry about, like how to balance the books.

Maybe the board should enroll staff in an accounting course and focus on the simple basic principle called “How to Budget”.

So that you can see what happens to small groups like artists, the Council deploys legal jargon such as “If we don’t have regulations and rules in place, anyone can put anything in place. – anywhere “.

Fair enough to a point!

So why is it that this cash-strapped council bends over backwards and possibly changes classifications and other code to accommodate large developers with their huge high rise projects.

It’s all about the money guys!

The board and the developers don’t care what the community wants and before long the peninsula will look more like the Gold Coast.

The beauty, charm and well-being that this unique region has given to our community and visitors will be lost if we allow it.

Development projects must be in harmony with the style and charm of this beautiful region.

So go take pictures of your townships and your surroundings before they are gone forever or support the “little guy” and true community spirit just like those ladies painting on the foreshore.

We look forward to the Council’s comments.

Email, November 12
Barry Macdonald, Umina


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