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Avoid blaming the easy targets

Forum – So much has been written about the financial crisis that has occurred with our local government. Many have fallen into the trap, perhaps gratuitously, of joining a witch…



A big week for Council

New Chief Executive Officer, David Farmer, started work on the Coast on Monday, April 12, starting off a big week for Central Coast Council. He was welcomed by Parliamentary Secretary…


Reprieve for Status of Women Advisory Committee

Central Coast Council’s Status of Women Advisory Committee has had a reprieve. Former Gosford Councillor Vicki Scott, who was instrumental in setting up the committee in 2005, has applauded Council’s…


Major changes to Council committees proposed

The Status of Women’s Advisory Committee would disappear under a Central Coast Council proposal that goes to the March 23 meeting for a decision by the Administrator, Dick Persson. Also…





Administrator lets fly

State Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, has come under fire from Central Coast Administrator, Dick Persson, during a speech that also targeted former Mayor Jane Smith and sacked CEO Gary…





Council debt reduced by $107M

Central Coast Council’s total actual debt is now down to $458M, it has been revealed. Administrator, Dick Persson, had forecasted a $565M debt in his 30 day report last December…



An interview with Dick Persson

Central Coast Administrator Dick Persson has urged residents to access all available information before “banging the drum” in protest of Council’s financial mitigation measures. In an exclusive interview with Central…


Council’s Nuclear Free Policy lives on

Central Coast Council will maintain the Nuclear Free Policy put into place by the former Gosford Council. Administrator Dick Persson rejected a Central Coast Council staff report which wanted to…


Council to press ahead with rate rise

Despite a flood of community opposition, Central Coast Council will formally apply to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for a 15 per cent rate rise next year. The…



Rates rage

Dozens of disgruntled residents gathered outside Gosford Chambers ahead of Central Coast Council’s February 3 meeting, protesting a proposed rate rise of 10-15 per cent. Protesters tested Administrator Dick Persson’s…


No taxation without representation

Forum – No taxation without representation is one of the most powerful slogans in history. Yet, here on the Central Coast, an unelected and unaccountable administrator is seeking to impose…