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., 30/09/2022
E.g., 30/09/2022
Title Datesort ascending
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
Administrator's Message - Gosford Revitalisation 11 Aug 2022
Administrator’s Message – Consolidated Planning controls for the Central Coast 3 Aug 2022
Administrator's Message - Dam Good News 27 Jul 2022
Administrator’s Message - Severe Weather Event – July 2022 20 Jul 2022
Administrator’s Message - Service delivery and Operational Plan 29 Jun 2022
Administrator’s Message – Let’s Talk Woy Woy 22 Jun 2022
Administrator's Message - Harvest Festival a success for our region! 15 Jun 2022
Administrator's Message - Central Coast achieves ECO Destination Certification 8 Jun 2022
Administrator’s Message - Central Coast local government election date set for 2024 1 Jun 2022
Administrator's Message - We want to hear from you on Council’s Delivery Program 25 May 2022
Administrator's Message - Celebrating National Volunteer Week 18 May 2022
Administrator's Message - Progressing towards a sustainable future 11 May 2022
Administrator's Message - Council recognised for innovation and improvement 4 May 2022


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Last updated : Fri 26 Aug 2022