local government

Council debt less than expected

Central Coast Council reached the end of July 2021 with around $110M less debt than expected. The total debt appears to be about $455M as of July 31. This was…




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…



Referendum an affront to democracy

Forum – On December 4, people across NSW will be voting for their representatives in Local Government. But NOT on the Central Coast. Here, unlike other citizens across the state,…








Local government reform needed

Forum – Can Mr Crouch please advise at least one legal reform his “Government can make to prevent local government gross mismanagement re-occurring? I’m tired of bleating and finger pointing…




Federal Budget support for NSW councils

A range of Federal Budget funding announcements will help NSW councils, including Central Coast council, drive a locally-led economic recovery– but there is still more to do, says Local Government…