Mrs Justine Rudston-Brown has started a petition asking the State Government to review its decision to hold off on council elections on the coast until 2024.
The petition is up on the State Government website until December 19.
It is addressed to the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly.
“The Central Coast Council has been without leadership since it went into administration in October 2020,” the petition says.
“Recently it was announced that elections would be held in line with the next round of local council elections on 14th September 2024.
“This will leave central coast residents without a voice for almost 4 years and no local democracy.
“Currently Central Coast residents have no input into local issues.
“The Central Coast is in a state of disrepair with dangerous pot holes on major roads, locals parks overgrown, vandalised and some closed for extended periods.
“I would request a review of the decision to delay Central Coast council elections for 2 more years.”
To create an e-petition a person has to provide at least five names and email addresses of people who will support the petition.
The petition already has 28 signatures.
E-Petitions of more than 20,000 signatures will be scheduled for debate in the House.
The State Government debated a petition last year when more than 20,000 people signed an e-petition asking for a judicial inquiry into the causes of the Council’s financial situation.
Instead, the State Government decided on a public inquiry.
Council Watch hopes to interview Mrs Justine Rudston-Brown.
Here’s the direct link to the e-petition: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/Pages/ePetition-details.aspx?q=eUCCSc1e_O7_mCsLVbV4JQ