Living Choice residents rejoice as water charges cut

Living Choice has been at the forefront of the successful battle to get water-related charges cut for residents who live in retirement villages. Leading the charge was Living Choice’s National Operations Manager, Christine Osgood and Living Choice’s Central Coast village managers, who first hosted a meeting with a Gosford Council member at Living Choice Alloura Waters on 31 March. The majority of retirement village operators, one resident representative from each village on the Central Coast plus local MPs Adam Crouch (Liberal) and Deborah O’Neill (Labor) also attended.

At the meeting, it was agreed that retirement village residents would sign two petitions, one for local council and one for the NSW Government, to review the Local Government Act 1993. Hundreds of residents signed the petitions, which were delivered to the council and local government offices.

At its meeting last week, the Central Coast Council announced it would waive 53% of water-related service charges for retirement village residents and the news was announced in today’s Central Coast Express Advocate, which featured a photo of Alloura Waters residents celebrating the news. Read the article here