On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Central Coast” Council.
Central Coast Council includes the following wards:
- Gosford West Ward
- Gosford East Ward
- The Entrance Ward
- Wyong Ward
- Budgewoi Ward
Stronger more efficient councils will work harder for residents and deliver better services and infrastructure like roads, parks, playgrounds and sporting facilities.
- Each new council will receive up to $15 million to invest in community projects like junior sporting facilities, playgrounds and library or pool upgrades.
- Each new council will receive up to $10 million to streamline administrative processes and cut red tape. (Unspent funds may be redirected to community projects)
- Ratepayers, in new council areas, will have their rates protected against future increases, meaning they will pay no more for their rates than they would have under their old council for 4 years.
Elections for new councils will take place on 9 September 2017. Details of the new council are contained in the proclamation.
Key information about the new council:
Area (sq Km): 1,681
Number of Wards: 5
Number of councillors per ward: 3
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Managing the implementation
An Administrator and Interim General Manager have been appointed to oversee the implementation of the new council through to the election.
Name: Ian Reynolds
Interim General Manager
Name: Rob Noble
For more information please call 1300 813 020 (This service is available 24/7)
Stronger Communities Fund
With the funding provided by the NSW Government, the Council has funded community projects and major projects. Details of these projects appear below. If there are no major projects listed, this means that the Council has yet to finalise the projects that will be funded.
Projects for Central Coast Council
|Disability Matters||Improved accessibility to natural spaces across the Coast||$800,000|
|Community Facilities||Access and inclusion upgrades to community facilities across the Coast||$580,000|
|San Remo BMX facility||New amenities||$640,000|
|Peninsula Leisure Centre, Woy Woy||Starting blocks and electronic timing system||$135,000|
|Foreshore stabilisation||Brisbane Water Foreshore, adjacent to Elfin Hill Road Reserve, Green Point||$470,000|
|Playground renovation / upgrade||Niagara Park Children’s Centre and Umina Child Care Centre||$122,500|
|Alan Davidson Oval, Wyoming||Drainage and irrigation system installation||$349,000|
|Austin Butler Oval and Woy Woy Tennis Courts||Shared amenities redevelopment||$900,000|
|Avoca Beach||Foreshore protection works (stage 1)||$2,800,000|
|Terrigal CBD||Traffic flow and pedestrian movement improvements||$2,200,000|
|The Central Coast Montessori Primary School||Kanyini Community Garden: To provide a welcoming space for the local community to grow, harvest, prepare and share food together as well as improving the area||$10,000|
|Ourimbah Rugby Club Inc. (Razorbacks Rugby Club)||Improved sports facilities: Works include a new building with home and visitor change rooms, showers, male and female amenities, as well as an accessible toilet and shower, canteen and a club room||$10,000|
|Cancer Council NSW Central Coast||Community resource van: Providing more resources to the van such as sunscreen, hats, brochures and other promotional/educational materials so the group can take the ‘Cancer Council to our community’, and spread the word about the importance of sun protect||$10,000|
|Youth Off The Streets Ltd||Fit out of Lakes College: In 2017, Youth Off the Streets will be extending their program to the college, an accredited alternate high school in Blue Haven, for young people (aged 14-18) who have disengaged from mainstream school||$10,000|
|Rotary Club of East Gosford Inc.||East Gosford community garden: Works include installing raised garden beds and wheelchair friendly paths to enable the elderly and people with disabilities to garden side by side with other community members||$10,442|
|Davistown Progress Association Inc.||Davistown Progress Hall Centenary Restoration Project: A makeover for the community-owned hall including painting, indoor heating and cooling, door replacements, improved drainage and more to make the hall more appealing||$10,824|
|Central Coast Bicycle User Group Inc.||CCBUG RidesAssist Program: The program will provide vision impaired people, and others living with a disability on the Central Coast, the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of riding a bike in a safe and supported manner||$11,300|
|EDSACC Croquet Club Inc.||Sun, safety and shelter: The club plans to build more seating and shelter for their members, visitors and guests to sit and watch the competition matches, and in return, make the club more attractive to visitors and potential new members||$12,472|
|Soldiers Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc.||WiFiSurf: Being in a blackspot area with limited mobile and NBN coverage, the project plans to upgrade and install high quality WiFi throughout the clubhouse, and shark and observation tower, to help improve connectivity for lifesavers||$15,695|
|Road Safety Education Ltd||Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) Central Coast workshops: To continue with this practical and powerful workshop with Year 11 students across the Central Coast and change the way they think about road safety||$17,955|
|Central Coast Primary Care Ltd||Older Persons Mental Health Peer Work Program: The program aims to provide people aged over 65 years of age with access to peer based mental health recovery services||$20,000|
|Umina Beach Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd (PCYC)||Community bus: Bus upgrade to provide safer and better transport for young people who use the facilities and participate in the club's programs||$27,948|
|Wyong District Tennis Association Inc.||Court upgrade: Two courts need to be upgraded to not only provide a playable surface for their increasing membership, but for an opportunity to host regional and NSW sanctioned tournaments||$30,000|
|San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||Opportunity Knocks: A social enterprise project to help change the dilapidated shops and foreshore along Liamena Avenue by bringing socialisation, volunteering and street life to the precinct||$50,000|