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Ordinary meetings of Central Coast Council are generally held at 6.30pm on the fourth Tuesday evening of the month, in accordance with the Code of Meeting Practice adopted at the 22 February 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting.
Council may convene an Extraordinary Meeting outside these regular times, for which public notification will be provided on this website.
Mr Rik Hart is the Administrator for Central Coast Council, appointed by the NSW Government on 26 April 2021. The local government election for Central Coast Council will be held on 14 September 2024. Until this time, the Administrator acts as the Council, undertaking the functions previously performed by the Mayor and Councillors.
An agenda (business papers) is made available before each Council meeting that details the items to be discussed. Agendas are released as soon as practicable but within three business days of the meeting, and are available online here. Shortly after each meeting, the minutes are also published online.
Meetings are run in accordance with the Council's Code of Meeting Practice and Code of Conduct. Public Council meetings are also livestreamed so that you may access what is discussed without attending in person.
The location of Council meetings is the Central Coast Council Chambers, 2 Hely Street Wyong. Information about upcoming meetings is further detailed below.
Next scheduled meetings
|26 June 2023||Public Forum 5:00pm||Online/Central Coast Chambers|
|27 June 2023||Ordinary Council Meeting 6:30pm||Central Coast Chambers|
|24 July 2023||Public Forum 5:00pm||100% Online|
|25 July 2023||Ordinary Council Meeting 6:30pm||Central Coast Chambers|
Attending Council meetings
Members of the public may register to attend Council meetings held at the Central Coast Council Chambers in person. Attendance numbers are limited and pre-registration must be completed on the day of the meeting by request of a ticket through Council's event page on EventBrite.
Attendees are also required to follow any current Public Health Orders regarding proof of vaccination, venue check in, mask wearing and social distancing. Members of the public can also view the livestream of the meeting by visiting the Central Coast Council Live Stream on YouTube.
Speaking at Council meetings - Public Forum
Council is undertaking a three-month trial of changes to the Public Forum for the May, June and July 2023 Council Meetings.
On a trial basis, if requests to speak are received for the Public Forum, a Public Forum will commence at 5.00pm the Monday prior to the Ordinary Council meeting. The purpose of the Public Forum is to hear oral submissions from members of the public on items to be considered at the Ordinary Council Meeting.
These trial changes mean that the Public Forum can run for a longer period of time and with more time, there is the opportunity for more speakers and every individual speaker now has more time to speak on a topic as the limit has been increased from three minutes to five minutes. Members of the public can either attend in person, or online to address the Council in the Public Forum.
Members of the public who wish to address Council in the Public Forum must complete and submit the request to speak form via email to Council’s Meeting Support team by 10am on the day of the Public Forum. It is a requirement that speakers at the Public Forum submit their speeches in writing with the Request to Speak form for consideration of the Administrator prior to the Public Forum.
Speakers will be confirmed by Council staff and will receive information about participating in the Public Forum at the Council Chambers prior to the meeting. Public Forums will be publicly broadcast on Council’s livestream channel.
The current trial will likely lead to changes to Council’s Public Forum Policy. A draft updated policy will be placed on exhibition for community feedback during the trial.
Please note that Confidential Sessions within a Council meeting will not be livestreamed.
The livestream of Council meetings is not, and shall not, be taken to be an official record of Central Coast Council or of any meeting or discussion depicted therein. Central Coast Council does not accept liability for any defamatory remarks or inappropriate comments that are made during the course of a meeting. Recordings of Council meetings are copyright protected and cannot be reused or reproduced without approval from Council.
Agendas and minutes
View all Agendas, Business Papers and Minutes from 2021 onwards listed in the date order of the Council meetings.
View archived Council meeting Agendas, Business Papers and Minutes from 2016-2020.