The Central Coast now has one Council, with the merger of Wyong Shire and Gosford City Councils proclaimed by the NSW Government on Thursday 12 May.
Central Coast Council is now one of the largest in Australia, servicing over 331,000 residents. It will manage an annual budget of $800 million and over $8 billion in assets for its growing community.
The Central Coast is one of the fastest growing corridors in NSW. We are currrently assessing over 700 development applications worth just over $1.7 billion.
Business as Usual
In the short term there will not be a lot of change in how you deal with your local council. Residents and businesses will continue to be able to access Council services and operations, under the banner of the Central Coast Council.
Your bin will still be collected on the same day as before, our libraries will continue to provide access to books and services. You can still book and use sporting fields and community facilities. Your beaches, parks, playgrounds, sporting fields and natural areas will be looked after by council staff.
Providing better local roads and infrastructure is still a major priority and will even be enhanced as we have been provided with extra funds from the NSW Government to invest in local projects.
Budget spending is focused on the key areas the community has told council are important to them – better roads and drainage, water and sewerage network, waste management, lakes, playgrounds and sporting fields.
Getting involved and finding information
There is now a Central Coast Council webpage but a full website will take some time to develop. So in the meantime you will still be able to access information through this website and you can contact Council as you always have on 4350 5555.
If you have a question about the new Council then check out our Frequently Asked Questions or you can email us too at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also get involved in our online community forum. Your Voice Our Coast is an online hub, where our community can provide real input and direction into the projects and initiatives affecting their area and our region. Whether it be playgrounds, parks or major infrastructure this is the place to share your thoughts, ideas and opinions. Work with us and shape your community, your region, your future.