This planning area is made up of the following suburbs:
Chain Valley Bay, Doyalson North, Frazer Park, Freemans, Gwandalan, Kingfisher Shores, Lake Munmorah, Mannering Park, Point Wolstoncroft, Summerland Point, Wybung, Blue Haven, Budgewoi, Budgewoi Peninsula, Buff Point, Colongra, Doyalson, Halekulani, San Remo, Canton Beach, Norah Head, Noraville and Toukley.
Central Coast Council had a number of projects happening in the Northern Lakes, San Remo-Budgewoi and Toukley planning area that we wanted the community’s feedback on and at the same time we also spoke with the community about their ideas and opinions for the area.
We invited the community to:
- Have their say on the Draft Lake Munmorah Structure Plan
- Submit their ideas or suggestions for this planning area
To view the results of this activity you can read the consultation report (detailed report) or the engagement summary (high-level overview) located in the documents tab.
What’s 'Let's Talk' all about?
How were the districts determined?
Why aren’t these ward-based?
What are the other ways can I engage with Council or participate in Council matters?
- Face to face
Attend twice yearly place-based community sessions! These regular informal community drop-in sessions have been designed for those who prefer to talk to us in person. At these sessions we’ll provide information relating to region wide and location specific Council plans and projects. This is a great way to provides opportunities for Council staff and local residents to engage in two way conversations.
View the current schedule here (link to schedule to be inserted once schedule is developed). You can also provide feedback and suggestions on these sessions here.
- Online forums
Talk about your place online with other locals in your own space and time. We’ll be there to answer questions, ensure conversations are respectful and provide useful information on Council-related topics.
- Social media
Connect with us on our various social media channels. Because of that nature of social media, your comments may not necessarily be recorded or actioned. We recommend other channels if you would like a response.
- Project information sessions
We often hold information sessions focused on a specific Council project, program or Council strategy. These sessions are a great opportunity to speak to specialist staff about what we’re working on. You can also have your say at many of these events. View what’s currently on here (link to schedule to be inserted once schedule is developed).
- Formal representation
Council provides formal avenues for the community to bring issues, concerns or praise to Council’s attention. These include:
- Contacting your local Councillor directly [link]
- Speaking at our residents forums [link], which involves presenting directly to Councillors before council meetings.
- Joining an established Council committee or advisory groups for Council specific functions or issues [link to list]
- Join a local group
There are a number of residents’ associations or local neighbourhood groups across the Coast locals can get involved in. While these groups are not supported or attended by Council staff or Councillors, they can be a good way of participating in local matters and meeting like-minded people.
Some of these groups are listed on our Community directory pages.