The HMAS Adelaide mast monument at Terrigal, a planned walking trail around Terrigal lagoon and concept designs for the Winney Bay clifftop walk are just three of 10 projects on which Central Coast Council is seeking community input.
Council’s Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said in the last financial year more than 6,000 pieces of feedback from the community helped shape 50 projects, plans and strategies.
“While Council is currently focussed on delivering essential services, we also have a number of projects we need to seek our community’s input on to ensure they meet our funding milestones or are ready for implementation or funding bids in the new year,” she said.
“I would encourage our community to jump online to have their say on the projects that interest them.”
Residents have until December 7 to comment on the mast monument and the Terrigal lagoon trail.
Council is submitting a Development Application on behalf of a community group for the mast of the ex-HMAS Adelaide II to be installed as a monument at Terrigal Haven, and is seeking community feedback ahead of its assessment by the Central Coast Local Planning Panel.
In 2011, the ex-HMAS Adelaide II was scuttled to the ocean floor off the coast between Terrigal and Avoca to become an artificial reef and dive site in 2011.
The ship’s mast, which was gifted to the former Gosford City Council by the State Government, is intended to be part of a monument Terrigal Haven, positioned at the “Broken Head” headland southern cliff top (above the dog leash area).
Earlier this year, Council asked the community what features they wanted to see included in a trail around Terrigal lagoon.
The feedback has been incorporated into concept designs to show what the trail might look like.
Council is also seeking feedback by December 15 on the next phase of the Winney Bay clifftop walk.
Following a resolution of Council, three new concept plans for the walk have been developed as well as four new concept designs for the upgrade of Captain Cook Lookout and a potential carpark upgrade.
The concept plans include key elements including the material used for the walkway, viewing platform options, car park upgrades and options for access to Captain Cook Lookout.
Residents also have until December 7 to have input into Wamberal Beach terminal protection and sand nourishment, play space projects at Gwandalan (two) and San Remo, and the Warnervale District Contributions Plan.
Submissions on Tuggerah Lakes foreshore restoration works are open ended and submissions on the Integrated Water Plan will be accepted from December until March next year.
Administrator, Dick Persson, said community participation in planning matters is important in creating a shared sense of purpose, direction and understanding.
“Council has the important responsibility of ensuring decisions we make for and on behalf of the community ensure appropriate community input is considered in the process,” Persson said.
“While I am focusing on understanding Council’s financial situation, it’s important that Council continues to engage the community on key operational issues.”
Visit yourvoiceourcoast.com for further information and to have your say.
Media release, Nov 11
Central Coast Council