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    Chain Valley Colliery Community Funding Program opening soon
    Community groups and not-for-profit organisations in Chain Valley Bay, Gwandalan, Mannering Park and Summerland Point are invited to apply for up to $30,000 in funding for projects and infrastructure that improve their communities.
    18/07/2024
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    Freeze the boredom these winter school holidays
    Students on the Coast can get ready for a dynamic experience these winter school holidays with Central Coast Council running over 60 free and affordable events at our libraries, leisure centres, theatres, Gosford Regional Gallery, and outdoor spaces.Central Coast Council is delivering a fun, family friendly winter school holiday program with activities for a range of ages from early childhood and primary school years, through to tweens and teens, that will entice kids to get active and creative with their hands, feet, and imagination.For the little ones, there’s a jam-packed range of activities that are destined to inspire.
    05/07/2024
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    Sewer works commenced along The Entrance Road, Wamberal
    As part of Central Coast Council’s commitment towards maintaining quality water and sewer infrastructure across the Central Coast, Council is preparing to replace the sewer rising main on The Entrance Road, Wamberal. Gongues Constructions were successful in being awarded the tender for the works and will be working along the eastern boundary of The Entrance Road between Crystal Street and Tumbi Road roundabout.
    04/07/2024
    Media Release
    Council continues to gather customer feedback on water and sewer services
    Central Coast Council is continuing with community engagement, seeking feedback from residents and businesses about their water and sewer services.Customers can share their feedback on water and sewer customer values, desired service outcomes, and Council’s water and sewer pricing proposal.
    28/06/2024
    Media Release
    Gosford City Car Park major remediation works to commence
    MEDIA RELEASE Central Coast Council is commencing a significant program of remediation works at Gosford City Car Park from 12 July to repair, maintain and extend the lifespan of this well used facility.Central Coast Council Acting Director Environment and Planning, Luke Sulkowski said that Gosford City Car Park services the local community and visitors from near and far.
    27/06/2024
    Media Release
    Avoca Lagoon watermain replacement works – update of working hours
    As part of our commitment to maintaining quality water infrastructure across the Central Coast, we have identified the need to replace the water transfer trunk main under Avoca Lagoon.The water main supplies the Copacabana Reservoir and is critical for supplying essential water services to residents of North Avoca, Avoca Beach, Copacabana, and Macmasters Beach.Using trenchless technology, boring underneath the lagoon will be undertaken to construct the new main.Due to the geotechnical ground conditions, the methodology to progress these works has been updated requiring this phase of the project to be completed on a continuous basis to reduce environmental risk, minimise costs and ensure the overall duration of the project is not extended.As a result of these works there will be loud noise associated with machinery on site during the period of construction.
    27/06/2024
    Media Release
    Reference Group members sought to guide Council in improving inclusion for those with disabilities
    MEDIA RELEASECentral Coast Council is calling on community members with a lived experience of disability, their family members, carers, and advocates working in the local disability sector, to apply to join its Access and Inclusion Reference Group (AIRG).Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said as part of their role, members will help develop the next four-year Disability Inclusion Action Plan.“AIRG members generously volunteer their time to share their lived experience, knowledge and insights to help Council further understand the barriers faced by people with disability and how to address these for a truly accessible and inclusive Central Coast,” Ms Smith said.“This group will meet quarterly commencing September 2024 for a period of 12 to 18 months, providing valuable input to Council in matters relating to access and inclusion as well as the development of the new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP), 2025-29.
    26/06/2024
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    Community invited to have input in Picnic Point Reserve playspace upgrade
    Central Coast Council is inviting the community to provide input into the re-design and upgrade of the current playspace at Picnic Point Reserve, The Entrance.The existing playspace has reached the end of its functional life, and the new playspace will be designed and constructed in accordance with the Central Coast Council’s Playspace Strategy and to meet current Australian Standards. Funding for the upgrade is made possible with $190,000 from the NSW Government’s  Local Small Commitments Allocation Grants funding (LSCA Program) and $150,000 from Council. Council Director Community and Recreational Services Melanie Smith said the renewal of the Picnic Point Reserve playspace is part of Council’s Playspace Strategy, which continues to roll out across the Central Coast.“Playspaces are valuable areas for our community to socialise and for kids to learn through active play.
    26/06/2024
    Media Release
    Council provides new online Water and Sewer performance reporting
    Central Coast Council has published new Water and Sewer Quarterly Performance Reporting on its website, highlighting the key areas of Council’s water and sewer performance that are important to its customers.Council Director for Water and Sewer, Jamie Loader said that the release of the new online Quarterly Report aligns with customer preferences gathered from community feedback.“We are listening to our customers about what they value and where they want us to direct our future focus.
    20/06/2024
    Media Release
    Are you ready to make some noise? Battle of the Bands is back!
    Central Coast Council is excited to announce the return of Battle of the Bands, offering young musicians the chance to compete for stardom and prizes.
    20/06/2024
    Media Release
    Thousands flock to Harvest Festival for a weekend of local delights
    The Central Coast came alive over the June long weekend, with the Harvest Festival, once again attracting thousands of visitors, and injecting millions of dollars into the local economy.Over two glorious days, this year’s Festival provided a unique experience with over 30 event hubs offering an authentic glimpse behind the farm gate and delivering a vibrant celebration of local produce, entertainment, and fun.Central Coast Council Director of Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith, said visitors were able to explore nine picturesque rural communities and their heritage villages, including Dooralong, Jilliby, Yarramalong, Wyong Creek, Kulnura, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge, Somersby, and Spencer."Once again the Harvest Festival truly had something for everyone, from farm-to-table dining and 'pick your own' adventures, to nursery tours, food and beverage tastings, workshops, farm tours, and live music," Ms.
    16/06/2024
    Media Release
    Skate park maintenance works rolling out
    Central Coast Council has commenced a series of essential maintenance works across six skate parks throughout the region, including BATO Yard (Bateau Bay), Wadalba Skate Park, Picnic Point Skate Park (The Entrance), Banjo’s Skate Park (Terrigal), Narara Skate Park and Kariong Skate Park.Council Director Community Services and Recreation, Melanie Smith said these works aim to ensure the safety and longevity of these popular community facilities for skaters of all ages and abilities.“The works are scheduled to progressively roll out until July 2024 (weather permitting), and will require short-term closures at each location while works are underway,” Ms Smith said.“The scope of the project will vary depending on the specific needs of each skate park. “Some examples of planned work include resurfacing ramps and bowls, repairing cracks and damaged concrete, replacing worn equipment like basketball hoops and nets, and applying fresh paint and coatings.”The schedule (weather permitting), with temporary closures whilst works are underway, is:•    Narara Skate Park – works anticipated to commence 13 June - 18 June •    Banjo’s Skate Park (Terrigal), works anticipated to commence 17 June - 21 June•    Kariong Skate Park – works anticipated to commence 24 June - 28 June•    The Entrance Skate Park (Picnic Point), works are underway and due for completion at the end of June.•    Wadalba Skate Park - works are underway and expected to be completed around June 21•    Bato Yard - Skate Park completion 14 June, however the Basketball court will be closed until 20 June Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart emphasised the importance of the skate parks to the community and the benefits of these maintenance projects.“These skate parks are well loved by our community and these essential maintenance works will ensure they remain safe and enjoyable for everyone to use,” Mr Hart said. “Council is committed to providing quality recreational facilities for our residents, and these upgrades will help to extend the lifespan of these skate parks for many years to come.“By investing in these essential works, we can ensure that these community hubs continue to provide a safe and positive space for people of all ages and skills to enjoy skateboarding, BMX riding, scootering and rollerblading.”For the latest information on these temporary closures and specific works being undertaken at each skatepark, search ‘skate park works’ at www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.auTo view details of the 25 Council managed skates parks on the Central Coast, search ‘skate parks’ at www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.auENDS 
    14/06/2024
    Media Release
    Two impactful Council projects recognised at Local Government Awards
    Central Coast Council’s project ‘The Rough Story’:
    07/06/2024
    Media Release
    2023-24 Central Coast beach patrol season wraps with safety enhancements planned for the upcoming season
    The 2023-24 Central Coast beach patrol season officially concluded on Sunday 28 April 2024, with teams from Central Coast Council and Surf Life Saving Central Coast ensuring the safety of millions of beachgoers.Over 3.7 million visits were recorded across the Coast's 15 patrolled beaches during the season.
    06/06/2024
    Media Release
    Re-establishment and establishment of Alcohol-Free Zones
    Central Coast Council are undertaking a review of Alcohol-Free Zones across the region, and is proposing to re-establish existing Alcohol-Free Zones, with proposed locations on public exhibition for a period of 30 days. If warranted, new locations may be considered and approved for implementation.
    04/06/2024
    Media Release
    Strategy developed to address housing challenges on the Central Coast
    MEDIA RELEASECentral Coast Council’s Local Housing Strategy seeks to implement a number of strategies and actions to better manage housing supply across the region.
    04/06/2024
    Council news
    Central Coast Council launches new Street Design Guideline to enhance public spaces
    Central Coast Council is excited to introduce the Street Design Guideline (Guideline) and Landscape Works Specifications, a comprehensive framework designed to transform the design and development of streets and civic spaces across our towns and neighbourhoods.The draft Guideline, which was on exhibition for community feedback, was adopted at Council’s Ordinary May meeting, and lays out both the visionary and technical criteria necessary to create greener, safer, and healthier streets throughout the Central Coast.Council Acting Director Environment and Planning, Luke Sulkowski, said well-designed streets can create a strong sense of place and strengthen the bonds within our neighbourhoods and towns.“Community feedback on the draft Guideline, indicated support for vegetated, shaded streetscapes, more seating and designs that safely cater for the rise in alternative modes of transport.“Streets form a significant part of urban public spaces and play multiple roles beyond providing transportation routes.
    29/05/2024
    Media Release
    Council moves into year three of IPART determination
    Central Coast Council continues to undertake maintenance and infrastructure upgrades across its vast water and sewer network as it moves into year three of Council’s four-year Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) Determination.Council’s commitment to maintaining and upgrading infrastructure across the network is critical to the ongoing efforts in ensuring the Central Coast community has access to reliable and high-quality water services.From 1 July 2024 the combined yearly bill for a typical household will increase by approximately 11.9%, or $168.03 for water, sewerage, and stormwater services (based on 170 kilolitres of water usage per year).
    29/05/2024
    Media Release
    Central Coast Council congratulates Mariners on outstanding A-League Grand Final victory!
    Central Coast Council proudly congratulates the Central Coast Mariners on their triumphant victory in the Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final. The Mariners’ journey to the championship has captivated and inspired the entire region, showcasing the team's resilience, dedication, and exemplary sportsmanship.This victory marks a historic achievement for the Mariners, as they have not only reached the pinnacle of Australian football including winning back-to-back grand finals but have also brought immense pride and joy to the Central Coast community. Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart praised the Mariners for their exceptional season and remarkable Grand Final win against Melbourne Victory, saying their unwavering determination and outstanding performance throughout the season has cemented their place in the hearts of fans and has highlighted the unifying power of sport.“We are immensely proud of their achievements, including securing the Asian Football Cup and the way they have represented the Central Coast on the national and international stage.”Mr Hart said the Central Coast Mariners’ success has ignited a wave of excitement and celebration across the region. “They have won the Treble, which has never been achieved in Australia in either the men’s and women’s competition and have shown what can be achieved through commitment and a strong sense of community spirit,” Mr Hart said.“The 20,059 supporters in attendance at the game, and the fantastic crowd at our Grand Final Live Site on Saturday night highlighted the unifying power of sport. “Council continues to look forward to continuing to support the Mariners and celebrating their future successes.”ENDS 
    27/05/2024
    Media Release
    Experience the Taste of Toukley and Taste of Wyong!
    Central Coast Council has partnered with twenty-two eateries to deliver two delectable community events - the Taste of Wyong, Wyong Town Park on Saturday 8 June, and the Taste of Toukley, in the Toukley Village Green on Saturday 22 June 2024.Council Director of Community and Recreation Services, Melanie Smith said both these events are designed to promote the fantastic array of local food offerings from local businesses and will offer a sensory experience for everyone.“Each location will also have family friendly activities including workshops, craft activities, a petting zoo, circus play, roving performers, along with live entertainment and more.“To support local businesses, I invite everyone in our community to bring along your family and friends and enjoy the wonderful Taste of Wyong and Taste of Toukley events,” Ms Smith said.A limited number of tasting boxes will be available (while stocks last) to purchase at each event from the Central Coast Council information stalls.
    27/05/2024
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