Annual Report 2018-19


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The Annual Report for 2018-19 covers from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. It includes information on the region, the organisation and Councillors, as well as specific information required under legislation. A total of 157 action and targets are included in the reporting period, with 121 completed, 27 still active, 4 delayed and 5 inactive. 

The Report includes achievements over the reporting period, based on the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) Themes of Belonging, Smart, Green, Responsible and Liveable, with highlights including: 


  • Continued implementation of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan;
  • Engagement with youth across the Coast to develop the draft Youth Strategy;
  • Gallery exhibitions resulting in 177,076 people attending;
  • 301 performances at Laycock Street Community Theatre; and
  • 25 major events held with over 299,000 people attending.


  • Development of strategies focused on activating the Coast through tourism and economic activities, including the draft Tourism Opportunity Plan, draft Major Events Strategy and draft Ourimbah Town Centre Masterplan; and
  • Delivery of five social enterprise projects including the Ignite Business LaunchPad and Social Enterprise LaunchPad, with over 5,500 participants.


  • Delivery of 16 environmental education programs on the lakes and coastal areas resulting in 72% increase in knowledge;
  • Collection of 15,213m3 of wrack and macro algae from Tuggerah Lakes Estuary; and
  • Development and exhibition of the Climate Change Policy, with the development of the Climate Change Action Plan planned for 2019-20 following adoption of the Policy.


  • Development and adoption of the Code of Meeting Practice providing a standard for Council meetings and Council Committee meetings;
  • 30 information sessions held with 1,783 people attending;
  • Development of a Customer Experience Strategy;
  • Completed 93kms of road resurfacing; and
  • Development of a Car Park Strategy for the Central Coast.\


  • Constructed 7.4km of shared pathway;
  • Accessibility improvements at Umina and Terrigal Beaches;
  • Over 1 million people attended one of Council’s five aquatic and leisure centre; and
  • Over 1.5 million library loans (electronic and physical) and over 900,000 library visits.


2018 to 2019


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Last updated : Tue 3 Mar 2020