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Not sold on rate increases

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart is once again engaging in spin when he accuses the local media of “misinformation” for daring to report (quite accurately) that he has applied…


Support for Chamber’s rate rise opposition

The Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is right to oppose Central Coast Council’s latest rate hike application (“Chamber says NO to 10 year rate hike,” PP047). Those who earn their revenues…


Hart says no to Water Authority sell off

Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart has responded to claims made by the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce last week, that Council should sell off the Central Coast Water Authority to…




Slur on community ‘not acceptable’

Forum – Ahh! Poor Mr Hart, get out the tissues folks. I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry or get angry with Council Administrator, Rik Hart’s, tirade at the Press…



Make sure increases are justified

Forum – The administrator Dick Persson was put in to sort out Central Coast Council’s finances and in doing so he recommended and got a 15 per cent increase in…



Direct democracy ‘our only hope’

Forum – Not content with loading ratepayers with massive rate increases, the Administrator now wants to force a 34 per cent hike in water rates on suffering residents (CCN312). The…





Framework needed to stop developer favours

Forum – Mr Hart’s concern about the draft Bill on developer contributions (“Hart backs backlash over daft developer funding Bill”, Chronicle p24 Aug 25) seems to be very narrowly focussed…


Zombie myths from Administrator

Forum – Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart continues to defend Gosford’s 42 per cent rate hike with zombie myths – i.e., myths that refuse to die despite the evidence…


Wasted chance to learn from mistakes

Forum – Congratulations to the Pelican Post on running the story “Will keeping submissions private serve the public interest” on its front page regarding the current Central Coast Council Public…



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…


One happy rate payer

Forum – I have some good news for Wyong ratepayers. I have just received my latest annual rate notice with a total cost of $1856, a saving of $163. Note…