financial crisis


Hart must clarify ‘unlawful’ matters

Forum – I received my rate notice and with anticipation I opened it and saw that the proposed increase had started, however it was the glossy brochure enclosed that caught…




No excusing fiscal incompetence

Forum – Chris Holstein’s contention about our present catastrophic situation, that “a public inquiry would accomplish little … (because) it has the potential to embarrass the State Government, the Department…



Scrutiny needed

Forum – Former Councillor Hogan’s recall of how basic accounting information had been withheld or controlled by Council staff (Chronicle pg1 Apr 14) should instigate questions on the role of…





I want a public inquiry – Crouch

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Couch, will directly petition Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock for a public inquiry into the financial woes of Central…



Council gets set to cut services

You can expect it to take 60 days to fix a pothole rather than the current 30 days under cuts to Central Coast Council services. And Council is expecting more…



Council had no vision for the future

Forum – Further to the recent articles posted in CCN283, by Council Administrator, Dick Persson and (sacked CEO) Gary Murphy, it would appear to me that Mr. Persson acted in…


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 deficit reduced by $7.7M

Central Coast Council’s total actual debt is now down to $458M. Administrator, Dick Persson, had forecast a $565M debt in his 30-Day Report in December 2020, but Chief Financial Officer,…