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. This 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 inquiry meant that the local government elections scheduled for September 2021 were postponed until late 2022 for Central Coast Council, the date of which will be determined in consultation with the NSW Electoral Commission. 

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.

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

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., 20/06/2022
E.g., 20/06/2022
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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
Administrator's Message - Celebrating Youth Week 2022 6 Apr 2022
Administrator's Message - A shout out to our Town Criers 30 Mar 2022
Administrator's Message - Council’s commitment to Surf Life Saving on the Coast 23 Mar 2022
Administrator's Message - Central Coast Council Public Inquiry Report 17 Mar 2022
Administrator's Message - Flood preparedness 2 Mar 2022
Administrator's Message - Be prepared and take care in localised flooding conditions 23 Feb 2022
Administrator’s Message - Dispelling misinformation about our IPART rate application 16 Feb 2022
Administrator’s Message - Engage in the projects and initiatives underway in your area 9 Feb 2022
Administrator's Message - Applying to IPART to maintain services 3 Feb 2022
Administrator's Message - 2022 Getting underway 27 Jan 2022
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Administrator's Message - Reflecting on 2021 15 Dec 2021
Administrator’s Message – Supporting Central Coast Tourism 9 Dec 2021
Administrator's Message - What the Community Open Sessions is telling us 1 Dec 2021
Administrator's Message - Survey Now Open and Office Open Sessions remaining for 2021 24 Nov 2021
Open Office Sessions with the Administrator still available! 17 Nov 2021
Administrator releases submission-in-reply to the Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council 10 Nov 2021
Administrator's release of submission-in-reply to the Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council 10 Nov 2021


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Last updated : Wed 11 May 2022