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Administrator Statement – Vale Anthony (Tony) Sheridan OAM
Vale Anthony (Tony) Sheridan

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Central Coast Council is saddened to advise the community of the passing of Anthony (Tony) Sheridan, former Mayor of Wyong Shire Council. Tony was 98 years old and passed away peacefully, surrounded by his five children, on Friday 29 September 2023.

Tony served on Wyong Shire Council for a total of 27 years, including two terms as Shire President and one term as Mayor, benefitting from strong support in the community.

Throughout his extensive period of service, Tony championed progressive measures for the Central Coast and was instrumental in gaining State and Federal funding for several major projects for the region. These included the upgrade of Wyong Road from Tuggerah to Shelly Beach, the establishment of Bateau Bay Village (Square) and Westfield Tuggerah, and the renovation of The Entrance shopping area which included the development of the waterfront and plaza as a recreational area for the community.

In 1999, Tony received the Medal of the Order of Australia for Service to Local Government and the Centenary Medal for Service to the Community through Local Government. In 2019, the Tony Sheridan Walk at The Entrance opened in recognition of Tony’s decades of service to the community.

Prior to becoming a Councillor, Tony was the area's senior representative of the NSW State Government in his capacity as a child welfare officer. During this period Tony was responsible for the support and care of many families in crisis, which also included the placement of at-risk children.

Tony remained an active parishioner in the Catholic Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary at The Entrance and was as a lifelong member of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Members of the community are invited to attend Tony’s funeral, which is being held at 2pm on Friday 6 October 2023 at Our Lady of the Rosary at The Entrance (239-243 The Entrance Road, The Entrance NSW 2261).

Council extends its sincere condolences to the Sheridan family and friends. 

Rik Hart, Administrator

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