Administrator Appointment


  • Administrator - Rik Hart

Administrator Appointment 

Mr Rik Hart is the Administrator for Central Coast Council, appointed by the then Minister for Local Government, the Hon Shelley Hancock MP. Mr Hart’s appointment followed the Minister’s announcement on 26 April 2021 of a formal Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council led by Commissioner Ms Roslyn McCulloch.

The Council was suspended on 30 October 2020 and the formal Public Inquiry led to the postponement of the local government election for Central Coast Council, which was scheduled for September 2021.

On 17 March 2022, Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman tabled the report into the Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council, and took action to terminate all suspended Councillors, effective immediately.

On 1 June 2022, Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP announced the local government election for Central Coast Council (i.e., the return of Councillors) will be held on 14 September 2024. 

Until this time, the Administrator acts as the Council, effectively replacing the role previously performed by the Mayor and Councillors. 

Mr Hart assumed the role of Administrator from Mr Dick Persson AM who had been in the role since October 2020.

For information about the role of an Administrator, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below.

Administrator’s Reports

Administrator's Columns and Media Releases

E.g., 01/02/2023
E.g., 01/02/2023
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Administrator’s Message – More community pop-ups to come! 31 Jan 2023
Administrator's Message – 2023 kicks off with Australia Day Awards 24 Jan 2023
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Administrator’s Message – 2022 in Review 12 Dec 2022
Administrator’s Message – Key future projects identified for the Coast 6 Dec 2022
Administrator’s Message – 2021-2022 Annual Report shows strong results 30 Nov 2022
Administrator’s Message – Affordable housing on the way for the Coast 23 Nov 2022
Administrator’s Message – New landfill cell opens at Buttonderry Waste Management Facility 16 Nov 2022
Administrator’s Message – Last week to apply for Council’s advisory committee positions 8 Nov 2022
Administrator’s Message – Council’s debt now lower than pre-merger levels 1 Nov 2022
Administrator’s Message – Capital works projects across the Coast: Northern spotlight 25 Oct 2022
Administrator’s Message – Have your say on the revitalisation of Gosford’s waterfront 19 Oct 2022
Administrator’s Message – Council reconfirms its commitment to proudly fly the Australian Flag 12 Oct 2022
Administrator’s Message – More than $550,000 allocated to community events, programs and activities across the Coast 4 Oct 2022
Administrator’s Message – The time is right for Gosford Waterfront’s revitalisation 28 Sep 2022
Administrator’s Message – Nominate an outstanding local or community group for recognition at the 2023 Australia Day Awards 20 Sep 2022
Administrator’s Message – Vale Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022 13 Sep 2022
Administrator’s Message – A conversation could change a life, ask the question this R U OK? Day 7 Sep 2022
Administrator’s Message – Meeting with community groups 31 Aug 2022
Administrator’s Message – Community discussion after Council meeting 24 Aug 2022
Administrator’s Message - ‘Thinking outside the chair’ to improve inclusivity on the Central Coast 17 Aug 2022


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Last updated : Fri 26 Aug 2022