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8 Feb 2021
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Centrelink move to Woy Woy heralds 'new era' - Wicks
Tesch condemns Ettalong service centre closure
Public inquiry could be held into Central Coast Council
Tesch calls for public inquiry into 'failed amalgamation'
Busy Australia Day for Marine Rescue
Lions Club 'astounded' by cake sale success
Real estate agent tells of Peninsula challenges
Proposal adds car spaces and mezzanine to Umina Mall
South St proposal attracts second-most comments
Council administration extended three months
Administrator releases three-month report
Referendum on having nine councillors
Celebrating 60,000 years of human history
'But the dog ate my ... cake'
Ferry has hull restored
Posthumous OAM to Geoff Melville
Honour for service to women in business
Car boot sale resumes after long break
Umina Community Group receives recognition
Arts and crafts centre seeks a treasurer
Men's Shed provides a mower that cannot be started
Grant to paint Patonga hall
Peninsula events for women's festival
Next year's leaders chosen for Woy Woy Rotary club
Men's Shed seeks trainers and teachers
Working bee at arboretum
Cherished model yacht successfully restored
January rainfall one third below average
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Open letter to acting Council CEO
Display raised a record $1956
Democracy is fragile: be careful what you wish for
Is PUDS dead?
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Aged care man visits his parents
Rotary club continues music therapy project
Three aged care residents turn 100
Hospital offers nursing diploma scholarships
Coronavirus testing starts at Sea Scouts hall
Solicitors donate time to helicopter rescue service
Visitor restrictions relaxed
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Talent agencies seek extras in Umina
Students complete first lesson in watercolours
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Rotary club donates backpacks to Umina campus
Reading for 10 minutes a day 'makes a difference'
Umina school holds swimming carnival on Friday
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Philip Westcott named Ettalong bowler of the year
Men's Fours decided at the Everglades
State bowls championship starts Wednesday
Australia Day Pairs bridge results
Southern Spirit cricket results
Bridge events planned
Ride from Woy Woy to Cowan
Selected for university rugby squad
Second round of Handicap Pairs
Activities resume at PCYC
Philip Westcott wins Bowler of the Year trophy

Administrator releases three-month report

Central Coast Council administrator Mr Dick Persson released his report for his first three months on Wednesday, February 3.

"We are well advanced with progressing a voluntary redundancy program which will meet most of our targets," he said.

But this means $45 million has to be found to pay out all the costs of the staff that are leaving the organisation, he said.

He said the capital works budget had been cut from $240 million back to $170 million and that the bottom line was a recurrent shortfall of around $70 million.

Mr Persson reiterated the need to increase rates by 15 per cent to address the "real situation we are dealing with so if you are angry go to the minister; if you are angry go to the ballot box but we are going to have to have a rate increase".

He said that with this the council would have a small surplus next year and recurrent surpluses for the next 10 years.





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