Any business that hasn’t been able to merge two websites in 18 months is struggling, says Greens candidate Stephen Pearson.
He is talking about the new Central Coast Council website which still offers a link to either Wyong or Gosford on its main page.
He believes a de-merger is inevitable.
“Any enterprise that cannot achieve a single website in 18 months is clearly struggling,” Mr Pearson said.
“The size, diversity and issues are many.
“The Liberals have left us with a mess.
“I believe Councillors will have to admit, sooner or later, that a separation will deliver a better, more efficient and more responsive local government structure.
“How that happens can only be driven through true consultation with the community not coercion.
“I have yet to hear a Liberal candidate defend the amalgamation and that is very telling.
“The Council will de-merge at some point in the future but, post September 9, we must have a Council that performs to the highest standards of ethical behaviour in all its dealings.
“We need to get Council back on track to address the critical infrastructure, planning, financial management and service under-performance issues.”
“We should be an innovation powerhouse with a great quality of life, local jobs, fantastic natural environment and sustainable development.”
Mr Pearson, who is standing for election in the Gosford East ward, said he was a member of lots of local groups but had no great claim to fame or position. “Assistant starter at my local winter swimming club is my highest achievement,” he said.