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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…



CEO $380,000 termination payment explained

Central Coast Administrator, Dick Persson, has issued a statement to explain his decision to make a $380,000 termination payment to former Chief Executive Officer, Gary Murphy. “Ratepayers’ anger about my…


Quite a show at Wyong chambers

Forum – I will testify that I was an “extra” in Central Coast Council’s production of “The Sting” at Wyong Council chambers on December 14. Actors, Administrator Persson and Director…




Council’s debt blows out to $565M

Central Coast Council has racked up a $565M debt, it was announced on December 2 when interim Administrator Dick Persson delivered his 30-day report on Council’s financial crisis. The debt…


More transparency needed

Forum – I just wanted to ask: how do we know if the Administrator is aware of the politicking between the State Government and Central Coast Council and/or will simply…


Many Council assets listed for sale

The first group of “under-performing” assets to be sold by Central Coast Council to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of debt includes sites at Wyong, Warnervale, Doyalson, North Gosford…