CUSTOMER SERVICE INTERRUPTION - TUE 12 DEC
Council’s customer service centres will have a planned service interruption on Tuesday, 12 December that will temporarily impact customer service hours.
Customer Service Centres - Erina: closed all day | Wyong: closed from 12.30pm | Gosford: closed from 12pm. All Council Customer Service services will resume as normal from 8.30am Wednesday, 13 December. For urgent matters, you can still call us on 02 4306 7900. Our online Customer Service Centre is also always available.
COUNCIL OFFICE CLOSURES - CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2023
- Council offices will be closed over the holiday period from Mon 25 Dec 2023 to Mon 1 Jan 2024 (re-opening Tues 2 Jan 2024). Some of Council’s services and facilities will be closed or have changes, however essential services will continue to operate.
- VIEW FULL DETAILS HERE
- For urgent reports or issues, call Council on 02 4306 7900 at any time. Non-urgent reports, and enquiries can be lodged 24/7 through our online Customer Service Centre (and progressed from 2 Jan).
Central Coast Council is committed to open, accountable and transparent government through the timely release of Council held information that is of interest to our community.
Under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) (GIPA Act), you are entitled to see a lot of information that Council holds in records. The GIPA Act provides four ways you can access information from Council and other NSW government agencies.
Council proactively releases other information free of charge, where there is no overriding public interest against doing so. This may include reports about particular issues, plans and initiatives of Council.
Council’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) determines whether information held by Council is proactively released. All commercially sensitive information must be redacted from documents that are proactively released, plus personal identifying information to ensure Council complies with the Privacy and Personal Information Act 1998.
Previously proactively released documents can be found under the Proactively Released Documents section on the Published Documents page.
Information proactively released by Council will be made available in the most appropriate manner. Council will endeavour to make all proactively released information available on Council’s website. However, if Council does not have the permission of the Copyright holder this will not be possible. In those circumstances, the document will be able to be viewed at the Gosford or Wyong Council offices.
Council also releases a range of information related to Council projects on Your Voice Our Coast as part of consultation processes. This information remains available via this online hub after the consultation period has ended.
Council has proactively released information about the following topics.
Council proactively released the following information on 9 March 2021.
19/11/2020 : Meeting File Note
20/3/2020 - 1/4/2020 : Email correspondence between Gary Murphy and Craig Norman
23/3/2020 : Email correspondence between Gary Murphy and Craig Norman
27/3/2020 : Email correspondence between Craig Norman and a number of people including Gary Murphy
20/4/2020 - 21/4/2020 : Email correspondence between Gary Murphy and Craig Norman and forward email from Carlton Oldfield
Central Coast Council has worked closely with State Government agencies and the Local Emergency Operations Controller to respond to significant areas of coastal erosion at Wamberal Beach and The Entrance North and to assist residents impacted by this. Coastal remediation work undertaken under official orders made by the Local Emergency Operations Controller have held up well following recent storm activity and large swells.
In line with Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillors and designated staff are required to submit a return each year.
Information contained in these returns are to be made publicly available in line with the requirements of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act),the Government Information (Public Access) Regulation 2009 and any guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner, including Guideline 1: For local councils on the disclosure of information (returns disclosing the interest of councillors and designed persons).
The returns for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 are available below.
The published versions of the completed returns have had residential addresses and signatures redacted to allow their publication in accordance with the GIPA Act.
Any additional redactions to the published returns have been determined by Council based on reasoning under the public interest considerations against disclosure set out in the table contained in section 14 of the GIPA Act.
For further information, to view older returns or to physically view the returns, please contact Council’s Governance Team via firstname.lastname@example.org
A Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council was held in 2021. On 17 March 2022, then Minister for Local Government, the Hon Wendy Tuckerman MP, tabled the report into the Public Inquiry of Central Coast Council.
These documents are listed in descending date order.
- Redacted KPMG Domestic Waste Review February 2021 (signature redacted only)
- Redacted Lindsay Taylor Lawyers Draft advice (signature redacted only) – Dated 2 October 2020
- Redacted Grant Thornton Phase 2 report – DRAFT ONLY – (Scope only redacted)
Draft report on Central Coast Council Financial Capacity Review Phase 2 – Dated 16 August 2020
- Councillor Workshop 13 June 2020 presentation (no redactions)
- Redacted Grant Thornton Phase 1 report (Scope redacted only)
Central Coast Council – Financial Capacity Review – Phase 1 – Dated 4 June 2020
Section 375A of the Local Government Act (1993) requires Council to maintain a register that records which Councillors vote for and which Councillors vote against each planning decision of the Council. Council’s register of voting on planning matters commenced June 2016.
A planning decision is a resolution made in the exercise of a function of a council under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 , ie approves or refuses a development application or adopts or refuses to adopt a planning instrument or amendment to a planning instrument, a development control plan or a development contribution plan.
Council has released a number a documents relating to Central Coast Airport including daily movements, reviews, briefings, Council reports and correspondence.