Inquiry recommendations 'disappointing', says Tesch
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has described the recommendations from the Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council as "a pretty disappointing outcome for ratepayers".
"We actually don't have any great solutions moving forward.
"It is very clear that the Central Coast needs financial assistance as a result of this forced amalgamation, yet the government is not coming to the party.
"There is also a need for clarity around when we will get our democracy back.
"They're saying 2022 but the Minister is looking into that.
"There is also considerable concern about the threatened sell-off of Central Coast Water, so we need clarity around that.
"Ratepayers of course should be very disappointed.
"We've got this amalgamated council - two pushed together - and we've still got rate rise.
"We've still got threatened job losses from our council and we've got poorer services.
"Where is the solution-based financial support from the NSW Government?"
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Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford