Council

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…




Updated title for Council CFO

Central Coast Council no longer has a Chief Financial Officer. Instead, it has a Director of Corporate Affairs – Natalia Cowley. It was only in October last year that Council…





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…


Amalgamation costs

The cost of implementing an IT system for a proposed new Central Coast Council was $70M back in 2015. The former Wyong and Gosford councils prior to merger identified that…




Who are the experts?

Property experts from a Parramatta Council advisory committee will advise Central Coast Council on selling its underperforming assets. But the Coast will not know how much the Council is paying…


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…


Council staff cuts continue

The directors of four directorates; Governance, Innovation and Futures, People and Culture, and Information Management and Technology have been culled from Central Coast Council as part of cost cutting measures…