NSW Government

Stronger Councils | Stronger Communities

Central Coast Council

The merger of Gosford City and Wyong Shire councils

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:

  1. Gosford West Ward
  2. Gosford East Ward
  3. The Entrance Ward
  4. Wyong Ward
  5. 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:

Population: 331,007

Area (sq Km): 1,681

Number of Wards: 5

Number of councillors per ward: 3


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Merger Benefits

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

Major Projects
Project Purpose Amount
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
Community Projects
Project Purpose Amount
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
Central Coast Baseball Association Drainage at Baseball Park East Gosford $27,290
Copacabana Tennis Club resurface of the courts $21,989
Wyongah Progress Association Progress Hall renovation $28,850
Rotary Club of Gosford North Save Our Kids $30,000
North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club Installation of a unisex accessible toilet $27,500
Brisbane Water Historical Society Museum reception, work area and kitchen renovation $16,000
Central Coast Plateau Chamber of Commerce Harvest Trail $26,536
Laura’s Place Family Support Bereavement Group $11,000
Gosford City Women’s Bowling Club Healthy Active Lifestyle $10,178
Kamira Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services Repairs to bathroom $19,610
Lutanda Children’s Services Experiential Learning and Play $20,000
Anglican Parish of Woy Woy Community Hall Refurbishment $10,900
The Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation Building Blokes - Central Coast Expansion $19,904
Gosford Regional Community Services Inc. Community Centre and Hall Furniture Upgrade $12,496
Tuggerawong Public School P&C Association The Community IT Hub $23,000
UCA - Gosford Uniting Church Community Hall Air Conditioning $11,547
The Trustee for Top Blokes Foundation Stepping Up - Central Coast Primary School roll-out $19,750
The Razorbacks Rugby Club Inc. Fit out of amenities building $50,000
Central Coast Community Women's Health Central Coast Community Women's Health Centres Building painting works $23,392
The Rotary Club of Kariong Somersby Disabled/Emergency Access and additional parking Phillip House $10,369
Youth Off the Streets Kickstart! Lakes College Nutrition and Recreation Education $11,440
Mountain Districts Association Inc. Improvements to district image, plus provision of information and services $35,681
San Remo Community Men's Shed Solar Panel Installation $10,000
Rotary Club of Erina Inc. Jaywick Memorial Revamp at Point Claire $23,026
Zonta Club of Central Coast Inc. Resources for Women and Children in refuges $21,000
Mannering Park Tidy Towns Group Inc. On the Run $10,000
North Entrance Surf Life Saving Club Installation of complete renewable energy source for Clubhouse $10,000