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., 04/07/2022
E.g., 04/07/2022
Titlesort descending Date
Administrator's Message encourages wellbeing check 2 Aug 2021
Administrator's release of submission-in-reply to the Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council 10 Nov 2021
Administrator’s call for a public inquiry and further suspension of Councillors is heard by the Minister 26 Apr 2021
Administrator’s Column - Managing the Channel – 23 March 2021 23 Mar 2021
Administrator’s Column – A new chapter at Central Coast Council 12 Apr 2021
Administrator’s Column – Asset sales consultation now open! 3 May 2021
Administrator’s Column – Business Recovery Plan 24 May 2021
Administrator’s Column – Coast Shelter – 26 March 2021 26 Mar 2021
Administrator’s Column – Council Assets 17 Jun 2021
Administrator’s Column – Council Services during lockdown 26 Jul 2021
Administrator’s Column – Extraordinary Council meeting Auditor General’s Report 4 Jun 2021
Administrator’s Column – Final Report – 19 April 19 Apr 2021
Administrator’s Column – Flood Recovery 6 Apr 2021
Administrator’s Column – Maintaining services and rates 29 Sep 2021
Administrator’s Column – Operational Plan 2 Jul 2021
Administrator’s Column – Our Coast Our Community 14 Jul 2021
Administrator’s Column – Reconciliation Week 31 May 2021
Administrator’s Column – Referendum and 3-month Progress Report - February 8 8 Feb 2021
Administrator’s Column – The human side of the Financial Crisis - 10 March 2021 10 Mar 2021
Administrator’s Column – What’s been happening at Council 24 Jun 2021


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Last updated : Tue 7 Jun 2022