State Member for Gosford Liesl Tesch has welcomed Council-under-Administration’s decision to halt the sale of the Woy Woy commuter car park.
“Over one thousand signatures on my community petition made it abundantly clear the community does not want to privatise the car park,” Ms Tesch said.
“It is also clear that the community must be consulted on matters that would significantly impact the accessibility and practicality of living in the area.”
For those council watchers who didn’t read all the stories posted here on the night of the April 26 meeting, the Administrator Rik Hart rescinded his decision to sell the car park to the new owners of Deepwater Plaza.
Council also acknowledged Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) interest in buying the commuter car park was insufficiently canvassed.
Ms Tesch has requested Council provide the necessary information to TfNSW so that this avenue may be adequately investigated.
“Council needs to ensure that they will lock in a long-term contract, to do so I invite Council to provide sufficient information to take to TfNSW.”
Ms Tesch said she was disappointed that Council CEO David Farmer continues to negotiate the sale of the shopper car park at 52 Railway Road, Woy Woy.
“The community expresses their disappointment that the Central Coast Council is privatising the shopper car park, and have made it very clear they did not want any part of our community car park privatised.”
Council has made assurances that such an agreement will provide that the use of the car park will remain free of charge until December 2032.
The proposed new owners of Deepwater Plaza approached Council to extinguish the Option Deed on the shopper parking and to buy the commuter carpark.
For more detail: see the original story: https://www.cccouncilwatch.com.au/council-to-consider…
Mr Hart then put the sale on hold until after the State election:
See that story here: https://www.cccouncilwatch.com.au/car-park-sale-on-hold…/