administration

Council debt less than expected

Central Coast Council reached the end of July 2021 with around $110M less debt than expected. The total debt appears to be about $455M as of July 31. This was…








Holstein calls time on 30 years of civic life

As Peninsula residents await a decision from Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock on the future of Central Coast Council, suspended Gosford West Ward councillor, Chris Holstein, has confirmed that he…


All 24 ARIC applicants rejected

Central Coast Administrator, Dick Persson, has admitted that Council’s handling of applications for membership to the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC) was “not our best work”. Council failed to…




$70M shortfall for essential services

Four Director positions and their departments have been cut from Central Coast Council as part of cost-cutting, but Administrator, Dick Persson, says an extra $70M a year is needed to…




We are not alone!

Forum – Irrespective of who or what Party the Central Coast community voted for in September 2017 to comprise the newly amalgamated Council, we are surely entitled to know the…



Can councillors really return?

Forum – Regarding “Council’s debt blows out to $565M” (CCN, December 4); I have seen a couple of times now (that) the councillors could be returned, attributed to the Administrator…



Neglect of pocket communities

Forum – One must applaud the decision to place Central Coast Council under administration. Suspension (of councillors) by the Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock was a necessary action on…


Mismanagement and missed oversight

A Certified Practising Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor from Tuggerah and Liberal Councillor on Hunters Hill Council, Ben Collins, shed some light on how Central Coast Council might have met…