Minister's patience runs out with Central Coast Council

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 November 2020
Minister's patience runs out with Central Coast Council
It has happened.  At 3.30pm on Friday, 30th October the Minister for Local Government suspended Central Coast Council and appointed an interim administrator. This Council could no longer pay the wages or pay its suppliers and had wracked up a deficit of $84 million (could be more, could be less who knows?) This is how it works with government. But if this Council was a company the Receivers would have been called in and the directors could all be looking at going to gaol for tr...
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Caine King - Architect

Posted by Phaedra Pym on 9 November 2020
Caine King - Architect
The King family has been on the Central Coast for five generations. As a local business owner with such strong roots on the Coast, Caine King is a passionate and active advocate for our region. The founding director of CKDS, a multi-award-winning architectural firm based in East Gosford and Newcastle, Caine, business partner Stuart Campbell, and their team have designed and facilitated some of the most iconic and applauded buildings, homes and public structures in both regions. So how d...
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Central Coast Council - A disaster that had to happen

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 November 2020
Central Coast Council - A disaster that had to happen
The die was cast when Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock was forced to pay workers wages and payments to suppliers amounting to $6.2 million.  That was on the 21st October. At the time the Minister said, "given Council's abject failure to address the consequences of its own financial mismanagement, the Government has no alternative but to arrange for funds to be paid to meet these urgent expenses. "It's hard to think of a more fundamental failing of a ...
Posted in: Business News  

Coast's future to come under Greater Sydney Commission

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 November 2020
Coast's future to come under Greater Sydney Commission
The Central Coast will be the focus of a first-of-its-kind strategy, announced by the NSW Government on 22 October 2020, to bring new businesses and jobs to the fast-growing region. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), with its strong track record in delivering good local outcomes, would coordinate development and delivery of the Central Coast Strategy "I have asked the GSC to bring together key stakeholders on the Central Coast to identify new oppor...
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Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute to open in mid-2021

Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 November 2020
Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute to open in mid-2021
The construction of the $72.5 million Central Coast Research Institute and University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School reached a new milestone recently with the completion of its base-build. Despite the restraints of COVID19, the construction works have managed to stay both on schedule and within budget, enabling facility to be fully open in mid-2021. The Clinical School will feature a 100-seat lectorial space, seminar rooms, problem-based learning spaces and breakout areas fo...
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