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Restricted fund crisis fixed

It was a moment to celebrate, said Administrator Rik Hart. He was talking about the Investment Report for November 2021 which showed that Central Coast Council had enough money in…


Low rate peg throws out Council’s numbers

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has joined the chorus of councils criticising the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s rate pegging. IPART has infuriated Councils across NSW with its latest,…




Slur on community ‘not acceptable’

Forum – Ahh! Poor Mr Hart, get out the tissues folks. I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or get angry with Council Administrator, Rik Hart’s, tirade at the Press…




Finding fault with technocrats

Forum – Administrator Rick Hart’s suggestion that some Councillors should be appointed by bureaucrats rather than elected is closer to the system imposed on Hong Kong by China than the…


Variety of groups given support grants

Council has approved the allocation of $58,371 for the July round of the Community Support Grant Program. The program remains open through the year (or until funds are expended) and…







Framework needed to stop developer favours

Forum – Mr Hart’s concern about the draft Bill on developer contributions (“Hart backs backlash over daft developer funding Bill”, Chronicle p24 Aug 25) seems to be very narrowly focussed…


Zombie myths from Administrator

Forum – Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart continues to defend Gosford’s 42 per cent rate hike with zombie myths – i.e., myths that refuse to die despite the evidence…




Sophistry of the highest order

Forum – I would like to respond to (Council Administrator) Rik Hart’s suggestion that the rate rise (of 15 per cent) is needed beyond three years (CCN301). He has accused…


Hart supports local government reform

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has come out strongly in favour of local government reform. “The framework local government operates under is archaic, restrictive and conflicting,” Hart said. Particularly…