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Council to be suspended

pjennings

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Central Coast Council facing suspension

Central Coast Councillors
OCTOBER 21, 2020

Local Government Minister Shelley Hancock is set to dismiss Central Coast Council and appoint an interim administrator in light of its financial position.
Hancock said today (October 21) that the NSW Government will advance Council $6.2M to meet payroll expenses and overdue payments to suppliers.
She said she would issue Central Coast Council today with a notice of intention to suspend it and appoint an interim administrator.
The Council will have seven days to make a submission as to why it should not be suspendedand an independent administrator appointed as required under the Local Government Act.
The Minister must consider any submission before making a final decision.
Suspension would apply to the Mayor and councillors but would not affect council staff and daily operations.
An interim administrator would perform the functions of the Mayor and councillors.
Hancock 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 urgent expenses.
“It’s hard to think of a more fundamental failing of a Council than to pay its own staff,” she said.
“The local community is sick of excuses from Council.
“In the two weeks since Council’s financial dire straits came to light, all Council has done is write letters, issue media releases and set up a finance committee.
“Council reached a new low last night by deciding once again to approach the Government for a bailout at the risk of council staff not being paid.
“To use its own staff as bargaining chips is reprehensible from a governing body that has failed to address its own financial failings.
“There is no question that Council needs to be held responsible for these failures,”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch welcomed the decision and said it was appalling that Council’s financial situation had deteriorated so far that the employment of more than 2,000 people was on the line.
“Over the past few weeks, the Council has hidden behind the cloak of confidential meetings, rather than representing the community with openness and transparency,” Crouch said.
:Unfortunately, the Council has not yet provided the NSW Government with information that indicates its true financial position, but what is known is that the path to recovery will be long and difficult.”
The decision comes as Mayor Lisa Matthews publicly announced her loss of confidence in Council CEO Gary Murphy saying councillors had been provided with inadequate information about the financial position of Council and discovered the full extent of the problem only last night when it was revealed that Council would struggle to pay its own staff.
“In light of the long-term problems that have been allowed to grow unchecked within the operational division of Council, the only course of action now available is to insist on a new CEO to manage the day to day operations,” Cr Matthews said.
The Mayor’s stance might be rendered moot by the Minister’s announcement.

 

turbo

Well-Known Member
Our Lady mayor didn't miss the CEO. Put out a media release effectively blaming everything on him.
Shifting all the blame might be a bit much but the upper non councillor management of the council should absolutely be reviewed. Councillors and mayors come and go but if there’s long term issues maybe the problem has roots elsewhere.
 

Insertnamehere

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Our Lady mayor didn't miss the CEO. Put out a media release effectively blaming everything on him.
Didn't this council only get elected last yr after 2 years administration?

Surely if that's the case its squarely on the admin and subsequent CEOs rather than councillors and Mike Baird who imposed the cost with half the input.

It to me reeks of corruption.
 

marinermick

Well-Known Member
Buck stops with the Councillors. Them not knowing the financial situation smacks of either gross ignorance/incompetence or corruption. Either way they should resign.
 

turbo

Well-Known Member
Buck stops with the Councillors. Them not knowing the financial situation smacks of either gross ignorance/incompetence or corruption. Either way they should resign.

To an extent I agree but there’s no experience or prerequisite to be a councillor. It’s up to the public. There are very experienced, specialised, non elected positions that should be held accountable first and foremost. In the private sector the board might cop it but heads will roll at the executive level. Will it happen here?
 

midfielder

Well-Known Member
ABC article, paints a very sad picture... just hope we don't cope it in the neck with increases in rates and council charges.



Key points:
  • Residents and local businesspeople say they fear the Central Coast could take years to recover from a debt racked up by the council
  • Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews says the "root cause" of an $89m black hole is unclear
  • The State Government is weighing up whether the "super council", formed via voluntary amalgamation, should be put into the hands of administrators
 

style_cafe

Well-Known Member
One of the Councillors have said the figure is more like $300m and not necessarily to blame on the amalgamation.
He went on to say that Council were approving projects without costings and work was just being pushed through.
Sounds like the CEO wasn`t very effective in his roll and the Councillors were even less effective for accepting this.
Also brings Crouch into disrepute too.
ICAC anyone?...:popcorn:
 

Insertnamehere

Well-Known Member
One of the Councillors have said the figure is more like $300m and not necessarily to blame on the amalgamation.
He went on to say that Council were approving projects without costings and work was just being pushed through.
Sounds like the CEO wasn`t very effective in his roll and the Councillors were even less effective for accepting this.
Also brings Crouch into disrepute too.
ICAC anyone?...:popcorn:
I heard it was $100m to amalgamate. I dunno how. But then council was given $25m? For the costs. But you have another $225m to account for. Hope there's a deep dive. There's some serious pocket lining afoot.
 

Insertnamehere

Well-Known Member
One of the Councillors have said the figure is more like $300m and not necessarily to blame on the amalgamation.
He went on to say that Council were approving projects without costings and work was just being pushed through.
Sounds like the CEO wasn`t very effective in his roll and the Councillors were even less effective for accepting this.
Also brings Crouch into disrepute too.
ICAC anyone?...:popcorn:
Be curious to know the state of lismore council or wherever he had 7 years as CEO
 

style_cafe

Well-Known Member
I read with interest that CCM were looking towards management rights for the stadium and the new sports centre at Tuggerah.
The sports centre has the capability of raising a lot of cash and the Mariners brand.
If CCM were to run football tournaments Male/female of all ages and also statewide tournaments as well it could be huge.
This could be run in conjunction with lots of other sports as well, League,union, AFL,baseball etc.
It`s a huge facility with 8 full size fields and 1 AFL field with a large area in the centre for food facilities etc.
It could also be run all year around with 7`s competitions etc.
Great Idea to manage these facilities... :popcorn:
 

marinermick

Well-Known Member
I have been saying since they announced the CoE and will continue to say it - football facilities are money pits. I used to work in this area and the cost of staff, maintenance and depreciation negated any small income you made from them.
 

pjennings

Well-Known Member
Not sure where to put this - so here goes

News

Lawrie McKinna appointed as Chair of Regional Development Australia Central Coast​

12-01-21

Regional Development Australia – Central Coast (RDACC) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Lawrie McKinna as its Chair.
Former Mayor of Gosford City Council and regional sporting leader, Mr McKinna is committed to supporting the organisation in its ongoing efforts to grow the Central Coast as a strong, viable and sustainable economic centre.
“I am extremely honoured to serve the Central Coast as the incoming Chair of RDACC. As a resident of the Coast and an active member of our local community, I am passionate about growing the opportunities for economic development here in our region,” said Mr McKinna.
“We all know how lucky we are to live in this truly unique part of the world, and I am looking forward to working with the RDACC Board & Staff to continue to grow a thriving and prosperous region for the benefit of future generations.”
The appointment was formally announced by Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino.
Minister Marino said, “Mr McKinna will lead RDA Central Coast under a refreshed national RDA Charter that focuses on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions.
I look forward to working with Mr McKinna and the RDA Central Coast members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed”.
“RDA Central Coast is a highly valued and respected organisation that has successfully partnered with all regional stakeholders to drive economic development in our region and provide critical intelligence back to all levels of government about the key issues impacting our local community.,” added Mr McKinna.
“Regional partnerships such as the recent MOU developed between RDACC, the University of Newcastle and Central Coast Industry Connect have been a huge boost in achieving our region’s goal of growing our local industries, creating new jobs and building sustainable regional business competitiveness.
“Unprecedented collaboration between RDACC and our Central Coast Federal & State members, has resulted in over $750 million in infrastructure funding for essential enabling infrastructure works and in excess of $30 million of National Stronger Regions Funding being secured by the region”
“RDACC will continue to be an important conduit between all levels of government, business and our community to drive further collaboration, innovation and enhanced economic outcomes”, said Mr McKinna.
In addition to his position as RDACC Chair, Mr McKinna is the General Manager of the Newcastle Jets and previously held the positions of founding Manager and then Director of Football for the Central Coast Mariners.

 

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