Every day, Council staff complete projects to better our region. They also advocate for the Central Coast to get the recognition it deserves more broadly.
Central Coast shines in 2020 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Communities Awards
The Central Coast has been recognised as a finalist and winner in five categories at the 2020 Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Sustainable Communities - Tidy Towns Awards.
Since 1981, the Sustainable Communities – Tidy Towns Program has been rewarding and recognising projects around litter, waste management, recycling, heritage, community spirit and other environmental areas in towns both large and small across the State.
We showcased the incredible environmental and sustainability initiatives being delivered across our local government area, and received:
- Winner: Coastal & Waterways Protection Award - Brisbane Water Estuary Education Program, Central Coast Council
- Winner: Schools Environmental Achievement Award - Waste Reduction at Terrigal Public School (as part of the Wiping out Waste program, funded by Central Coast Council)
- Winner: Environmental Communication Award - Take 3 Communication, Central Coast Council
- Winner: Circular Economy Award and Sustainable Projects Award - Plate to Paddock, Central Coast
- Finalist: Overall Award for the 2020 Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns - Central Coast (congratulations Albury for your win)
We are incredibly proud of all the work we do to make the Central Coast a great place to live, work and play.
To find out more about any of our programs, search centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
Recognition in IPWEA’s Engineering Excellence Awards
We have received highly commended at the IPWEA’s Engineering Excellence Awards in the 'Design and Construction of a Local Government/Public Works Project over $5m' category for our Somersby Industrial Park project.
Somersby Industrial Park has been established as a major industrial precinct for the Central Coast – providing capacity for new companies to establish a presence in our region. The project included the upgrade of close to 5,000 metres of road to an industrial standard, the installation of more than 2,600 metres of sewer pipelines, two sewer pump stations and 1,400 metres of water mains, and encompassed major drainage upgrades, significant retaining walls, creek bank stabalisation, kerb and guttering, roundabouts, intersections, road widening and new road pavement.
Congratulations Forbes Shire Council (also highly commended) and Wollongong City Council for your win.
Council a finalist in the upcoming 2021 NSW Local Government Awards
We are proud to be finalists in three categories for the NSW Local Government Excellence Awards:
- Our innovative Harvest Festival has been nominated for the Community partnerships award
- Our emergency communications response and recovery after the events of 2020 has been nominated in the Disaster recovery/emergency response management category
- The Central Coast Economy Taskforce is up against nine other incredible local Councils in the Supporting Local Enterprise category.
In the running to win NSW Top Tourism Town
We’re excited that Terrigal (Top Tourism Town), Ettalong (Small Tourism Town) and Toukley (Small Tourism Town) are all finalists in the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards for 2021.
The Top Tourism Town Awards provide communities, business chambers, visitor centres or local governments the opportunity to showcase what makes their town ‘special and unique’ to encourage tourism development, increase visitation and to drive the visitor economy. The Awards recognise towns that:
- offer an excellent visitor experience
- demonstrate a strong commitment to encouraging tourism and increasing visitation to the destination, and
- exhibit collaboration with tourism operators, businesses and the local community to maximise the potential of the visitor economy within their town and by doing so, make their town the best destination it can be.
Council shines the light on local sports
Council has also been nominated in the upcoming 2021 Sport NSW Community Sports Awards against Albury, Blacktown and Cumberland City Councils for our achievements and contributions to community sport. Some of the works which lead to this nomination include:
- our role in the creation of The Sports Hub and Activate Central Coast initiative
- the creation of our Accessible and Inclusive Sport and Active Recreation resource
- our facilitation of events and activations across the Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex, our sporting fields, pools and leisure centres
- the creation of new, and upgrade of existing facilities to provide equitable access to sport and recreation facilities for the community
- Central Coast Regional Sporting & Recreation Complex’s involvement in housing the New Zealand Warriors and Melbourne Rebels during COVID-19