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Wyong Shire and Gosford Councils
About Us

The new Central Coast Council covers an area of 1,651 square kilometres. It encompasses 152 suburbs with a total population of over 330,000 people.

Would you like to know what road and drainage capital works projects are planned for the 2016/17 year in your area? View Our Interactive Map.

Council Meetings

Central Coast Council is trialling a webcast of its Ordinary Council Meetings to the public. Our next webcast will be available on the Central Coast Council YouTube channel from 5pm, Wednesday 22 February 2017.

What We Do

We actively monitor our social media channels during business hours; however, we will keep you informed of events, news and activities after hours and on weekends via scheduled posts. 

During emergencies, we will be here to provide you with up-to-date information as quickly as possible.

Council supports Facebook’s Terms of Use, and encourages all users and visitors to our page to support them too. The terms can be found here: www.facebook.com/legal/terms 

FAQs
How was the new Council formed?
The merger of Wyong Shire and Gosford Councils was proclaimed by the NSW Governor on Thursday 12 May 2016. You can read the proclamation in full at www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au
Who’s in charge?
Mr Rob Noble is Council’s Chief Executive Officer and Ian Reynolds is the Administrator.
So who makes decisions then?
Ian Reynolds has been appointed as Administrator by the NSW Government. Mr Reynolds replaces the role and function of the former Mayor and Councillors, and will make decisions on behalf of the community at regular Central Coast Council meetings.
When will a new Mayor and Council be elected?
The next Local Government elections will be held on 9 September 2017. The new Local Government Area (LGA) will have 15 elected Councillors and five wards. Detail of ward boundaries and names can be found at www.strongercouncils.nsw.gov.au The Mayor of Council will then be elected by a majority vote of the new Councillors
What happens with Council meetings?
Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The second Wednesday will be held in the Gosford Council Chambers, with the fourth at the Wyong Council Chambers.
What do I do if I need after-hours assistance?
Continue to contact us as you always have. If you were part of the former Wyong LGA call 4350 5555 and if you were part of the former Gosford LGA call 4325 8222.
Are you changing all the signs in the new LGA?
Not immediately. We have adopted an interim brand and this branding will help us promote and identify our new Council. However, we don’t intend to spend a large amount of money updating all signage and uniforms right now. We have other priorities.
Will my property rates increase?
Rates will continue to be charged using current calculation procedures, including normal annual increases. For residents living within the former Wyong LGA, this includes charges that relate to the final year of the current Special Rate Variation. While the State Government has frozen rate paths, this only means councils are required to continue calculating rates using
What about water rates?
Both councils were due to make a pricing submission to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) this year for pricing from 1 July 2017. However, given the proposed amalgamation, IPART agreed to defer the scheduled price review for 12 months.
Where can I pay my rates and other fees and charges?
Continue to pay them as you always have. Information on how to pay your rates, debtors and invoices can be found on your rates notice – the next one is due out in the middle of July.
What are the changes to fees and charges?
Council has adopted an Operational Plan which details the latest fees and charges. It is available for viewing on Council’s website.
Will services change?
It is business as usual. Your bin needs to be put out as it always has, libraries will continue to offer the same services, roads will still be upgraded and construction on new recreational facilities for the region will continue
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