Help make Toukley and The Entrance shine

A Christmas event at Toukley is one of the events in the pipeline

Central Coast Council is out to make Toukley and The Entrance shine and is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from local businesses interested in coordinating community events in the two townships.

EOIs are welcome from prospective event management organisations, local businesses and qualified individuals interested in delivering funded community events aimed at creating vibrant, engaging spaces.

Open until June 27, Council’s Request for Quotation will allow event organisers the opportunity to receive funding to deliver a Christmas event and a one-day event on the Toukley Village Green, and pop-up markets in the Waterfront Plaza at The Entrance.

Council’s Community and Culture Unit Manager, Glenn Cannard, said Council is pleased to continue offering opportunities for local businesses to be reconnected to their communities and help enhance the Coast’s event calendar.

“Council is honoured to offer local event organisers and qualified individuals two opportunities to receive funding to manage and deliver engaging events in Toukley and The Entrance,” Cannard said.

He said Council wanted to see local businesses playing an integral role in helping enhance the Coast’s calendar of events.

“(We are) excited to see how new, engaging spaces can enhance visitation to these areas and have a positive impact on the local economy,” he said.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said local businesses can have confidence that Council is working toward further renewing opportunities that connect them to their community.

“Following a number of challenging years for local businesses and event organisers, we are hopeful that new opportunities and funding can continue to help bring their big ideas for the community to life,” he said.

“We encourage all interested businesses or local event organisers to submit an application to get involved and help deliver engaging events that boost local economies, and further contribute to the overall ambiance of our Central Coast community.”

Funding available includes: $10,000 for a family-oriented Christmas event to be delivered during December on the Toukley Village Green; $8,000 for a one-day event to be delivered on a weekend day/night, any time between July, 2022, and June, 2023, on the Toukley Village Green; and $20,000 in funding or the delivery and management of a pop-up market in the Waterfront Plaza, The Entrance, with one market per quarter between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

For more information on the request or proposal process and opportunities, or to submit a tender, visit

Media release, Jun 6
Central Coast Council

The Council would like to see pop-up markets at The Entrance