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On 26 April 2021, the then Minister for Local Government, the Hon Shelley Hancock MP appointed Roslyn McCulloch as Commissioner to hold a Public Inquiry under section 438U of the Local Government Act 1993 into Central Coast Council. An Information Paper, Terms of Reference and list of submissions was published at the NSW Office of Local Government website.
On 17 March 2022, Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP, tabled the report into the Public Inquiry of Central Coast Council. Commissioner Roslyn McCulloch made eight recommendations, including that an Administrator be appointed to serve until the Central Coast Council election.
On 1 June 2022, Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP announced the local government election for Central Coast Council will be held on 14 September 2024.
A Constitutional Referendum to determine the future number of Central Coast Councillors and Wards will be held at the same time as the local government election for Central Coast Council on 14 September 2024.
Administrators Message - Central Coast Council Public Inquiry Report - available here.
The Central Coast Council Public Inquiry Report can be viewed here.
Proactive release of information
Council has determined to proactively release and make available the following documents.
These documents are listed in descending date order.
- Redacted KPMG Domestic Waste Review February 2021 (signature redacted only)
- Redacted Lindsay Taylor Lawyers Draft advice (signature redacted only) – Dated 2 October 2020
- Redacted Grant Thornton Phase 2 report – DRAFT ONLY – (Scope only redacted)
Draft report on Central Coast Council Financial Capacity Review Phase 2 – Dated 16 August 2020
- Councillor Workshop 13 June 2020 presentation (no redactions)
- Redacted Grant Thornton Phase 1 report (Scope redacted only)
Central Coast Council – Financial Capacity Review – Phase 1 – Dated 4 June 2020