Council’s 100th day of operation complete yet nothing new

Merger costs are escalating. Archive 2016

August 20, marked the 100th day of operation of Central Coast Council.

The Council was formed on May 12, by proclamation from the NSW Government, which officially merged Gosford City and Wyong Shire Councils. Council’s Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said it was an important milestone for Council and a time to reflect on achievements so far as well as the challenges ahead. “We are making history as we go, creating a Council the community and staff can be proud of,” Mr Reynolds said. “We are ready to tackle the exciting challenges ahead, with a real focus on customer service and engaging with our community.

“The start to our new organisation has been very impressive in terms of the efforts our people have invested in delivering great outcomes for our community during this time of immense change,” he added. Council have adopted an operational plan and budget so essential service delivery can continue. Major projects have been completed, including a regional play space at Narara Valley, as well as new shared pathways at Magenta and The Peninsula. Staff have been recognised in major awards including an Australian Entertainment MO award for Laycock Street Theatre. Council’s CEO, Mr Rob Noble, said with so much happening, it’s important for staff to catch their breath and enjoy a well-deserved pat on the back. “The Executive Team have been getting around to all staff in the past two weeks to touch base, share good news stories, as well as share their ideas and vision of where the Council can go now and in the future,” Mr Noble said.

Media release, Aug 19, 2016 Central Coast Council Media