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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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