On 12 May 2016 the Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, announced the newly formed “Mid-Coast” Council.
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): 10,053
Number of councillors: 11
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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: John Turner
Interim General Manager
Name: Glenn Handford
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 Mid Coast Council
|Thunderbolts Way||Giro - Thunderbolts Way - Preparation of design and construction||$1,500,000|
|Road Resealing Program||Road Resealing||$1,500,000|
|Bridges||Bridge replacements and upgrades||$1,500,000|
|Road Resealing Program||Road resealing||$1,500,000|
|Coomba Aquatic Club Inc.||Boatshed construction with upper level observation deck||$40,000|
|Cuddlepie Early Childhood Learning Centre||Wood be Good- of two-stage project to create new outdoor environment for children||$21,740|
|Cundletown & Lower Manning Historical Society Inc.||Preserving the Future for the Past - purpose built pavilion for dairy industry artefacts||$23,385|
|Flourish Australia||Taree Community Garden - Supply and installation of irrigation system for community garden||$8,186|
|Forster Tuncurry Girl Guides||Tree removal and refurbishment of building||$25,000|
|Friends of Browns Creek (Crooked Creek)||Browns Creek Walkway/Exercise Trail - board walk project to make the creek area accessible to the community||$50,000|
|Gloucester Preschool Inc.||Early Years Learning Centre - removal of asbestos to prepare for new building||$39,000|
|Great Lakes United Football Club||Lighting for No. 3 Field||$50,000|
|Hawks Nest Bridge Club Inc.||HN Bridge Club Community Arts & Cultural Building||$33,000|
|Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services Inc.||Collaborating to Inspire & Aspire - establishment of coffee cart at Taree Local Court, staffed by volunteers, work for the dole participants and people working off fines||$14,200|
|Marine Rescue Forster Tuncurry||Remote Monitoring Project - installation of Radio over internet protocol||$29,200|
|Marlee Hall and Progress Association Inc.||Hall extension - Construct 6 x 2.5m extension to rear of the hall for storage||$17,800|
|North Arm Cove Residents' Association Inc.||Give Us a Heart! - create community precinct including village green and enhancing the community centre||$47,940|
|Pacific Palms Football Club||Refurbishment of Pacific Palms Community Sporting Club canteen||$23,744|
|Stroud Community Lodge Inc.||Stroud Community Services - establish a home care service for aged and disabled in the Stroud community||$50,000|
|Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Preschool Kindergarten Inc.||Playground improvements - organisation is required to extend play area to meet requirements of mandatory child area ratio||$30,000|
|Waukivory Community Hall||Renovation and innovation - renovate hall flooring which was made 81 years ago from local timber||$5,000|