Our annus horribilis

Posted by Edgar Adams on 14 December 2020
Our annus horribilis
It started with the most devastating bush fire season in history although for our region it could have been much worse. By February storms and floods in early February saw parts of Wamberal Beach and North Entrance beach washed away and all around the lakes extensive flooding causing the Government to declare a natural disaster. And came COVID-19 that saw the state locked down and borders, state and international, closed. That was March and it went on until June and beyond that too. ...
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Trevor Hargreaves - Central Coast Shopfronts & Architectural Windows Do it once, do it well

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 14 December 2020
Trevor Hargreaves - Central Coast Shopfronts & Architectural Windows Do it once, do it well
Trevor Hargreaves was still a teenager when he won his first award in window manufacturing. Presented by the Gosford Rotary Club when he was working for Sterland Brothers at West Gosford, 'Do it Once, Do it Well'. The trophy still takes pride of place amongst others in Trevor's office 41 years later. More significantly, it represents a core value he has upheld throughout his career and business journey and one he has always expected of his team. Celebrating 33 years in bus...
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No money to pay wages Minister appoints Interim Administrator

Posted by Edgar Adams on 14 December 2020
No money to pay wages Minister appoints Interim Administrator
It took a crisis that saw Central Coast Council unable to pay the wages bill that forced Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock MP, to "Suspend" Central Coast Council and appoint an "Interim" Administrator to take control of what now appears to have been a totally dysfunctional organisation. The appointment of Dick Persson AO, a career public servant and local government administrator with over 40 years' experience, for a three month term that could be exte...
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Administrator delivers damning report of Council's financial mismanagement

Posted by Edgar Adams on 14 December 2020
Administrator delivers damning report of Council's financial mismanagement
Central Coast Council Administrator, Mr Dick Persson AM delivered his 30-Day Interim Report at an Extraordinary Meeting of Council on 2nd December. Mr Persson said this report provides the community with a picture into the history of how poor financial decisions and catastrophic budget mismanagement has led Australia's 6th largest council to the situation they find themselves in today. "The financial crisis confronting the Central Coast Council is very serious. Council's ...
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Administrator terminates the employment of the CEO

Posted by Edgar Adams on 14 December 2020
Administrator terminates the employment of the CEO
Central Coast Council Administrator, Mr Dick Persson AM terminated the employment of Mr Gary Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Central Coast Council, on 30 November in accordance with the provisions of Mr Murphy's Contract of Employment, effective immediately. Mr Persson said that recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer will commence shortly. In the meantime, the Acting CEO Mr Rik Hart and Chief Operating Officer Mr Malcolm Ryan will continue to head the organisation through t...
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