Authorised proactive release

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.

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Coastal Erosion

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. 

Other useful links

Coastal erosion - Emergency and Recovery

Pecuniary Interest Register

As required under Council’s Code of Conduct and the Information and Privacy Commissions Guideline 1: For Local Councils on the disclosure of information contained in the returns disclosing the interest of councillors and designated persons developed under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (NSW) the following Pecuniary Interest Returns are published: 

Council has identified that the following personal information is to be redacted from each of the Pecuniary Interest Returns:

  • Councillors and Designated Staff members’ principle place of residence; and
  • Councillors and Designated Staff members’ signature details.

Any additional redactions to the Pecuniary Interest Returns published 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.  

Some of the Pecuniary Interest Returns of Councillors and Designated Staff members have not been published at this stage as they are currently being Reviewed under the Local Government Act and the GIPA Act.  

If you would like to view the original hard copy Pecuniary Interest Returns please following the PDF icon Guidelines for Accessing Pecuniary Interest Returns.

2020/2021- Pecuniary interest returns

Staff and ARIC committee


Pecuniary Interest Returns – New Designated Persons 2021

  1. PDF icon Chief Executive Officer's Pecuniary Interest Returns 2021
  2. PDF icon Acting Chief Executive Officer's Pecuniary Interest Returns 2021
  3. PDF icon Acting Director Corporate Affairs Pecuniary Interest Returns 2021
  4. PDF icon General Counsel Pecuniary Interests Returns 2021
  5. PDF icon ARIC Member - Arthur Butler - Pecuniary Interests Returns 2021
  6. Administrator Rik Hart - Pecuniary Interest Returns 2021

Public Inquiry

On 26 April 2021, the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Shelley Hancock MP announced a formal Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council.  Roslyn McCulloch has been appointed as the Commissioner to undertake the Public Inquiry. The Commissioner has called for submissions to the Inquiry by 21 June 2021.

Other useful links

Public Inquiry

Public Inquiry - Authorised proactive release documents

These documents are listed in descending date order.

Register of Voting on Planning Matters

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.

Register of Voting on Planning Matters - Authorised proactive release document

Wyong Employment Zone (WEZ)

Council has released a number a documents relating to Central Coast Airport including daily movements, reviews, briefings, Council reports and correspondence.

Other useful links

Central Coast Airport


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Last updated : Wed 12 Oct 2022