CEO




Survey those who matter

Forum – I would like to put a call out to the Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Council to do the right thing and survey the people who are…



More hard decisions to come – CEO

Councillors are a “gift from the community”, Central Coast Council CEO, David Farmer, said when speaking at the Public Inquiry into the Council’s financial crisis. Commissioner, Roslyn McCulloch, asked Farmer…






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…


Lifting the veil of obfuscation

Forum – So, Gary Murphy wasn’t even there when it happened or, if he was there, nobody told him what was going on or, if anybody mentioned it to him,…




Questions for an eventual Inquiry

Former Central Coast Council CEO, Gary Murphy, has joined the chorus of people calling for a fuller inquiry into how the financial crisis occurred. In his interview, Murphy set out…


Weekly Video News 5@5

[February 19, 2021] Coming up this week: Facebook bans news, Gary Murphy strikes back, Bruce McLachlan speaks out, IPART explains proposed rate rise, Airport Restrictions lifted, a new Australian track…


Sacked CEO sets the record straight

In an exclusive interview with Coast News, former Central Coast Council CEO, Gary Murphy, has accepted responsibility for his actions, says he has been denied “natural justice” and has added…


Coastie to lead International Rugby

RUGBY – Gosford Rugby Club old boy, Brendan Morris, has recently been named the new CEO of the South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina Rugby body (SANZAAR), the organisation…


Financial recovery process begins

In an exclusive interview with Central Coast Newspapers, Central Coast Council Acting CEO, Rik Hart, elaborated on the current state of Council’s financial recovery measures, moves to cut staff numbers…


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…