Community Engagement Plan for 2023-24

Community Engagement Plan for 2023-24

In accordance with the Engagement Framework and Community Participation Plan, Central Coast Council undertakes community engagement on key projects, initiatives, policies, strategies and plans to ensure a balanced and collaborative decision-making process between the community and Council is achieved.

The Engagement Framework defines Council’s approach to all engagement it undertakes, while ensuring accountability and consistent application. The Community Participation Plan outlines how the community can participate in planning matters.

Our Engagement Plan 2023-24 outlines our forecasted annual community engagement activities by project title and a quarterly timeframe. This information is updated quarterly, and offers transparency to our community on what Council will engage on and when.

There may be instances where planned activities change, or additional engagement activities arise that were not determined at the time of presenting this forward plan. We will regularly communicate and promote engagement activities through e-newsletters, media interviews, advertising, social media, printed pamphlets and letterbox drops. Additionally, Council reports back to the community about engagement activities through publicising, emailing participants directly and publishing consultation summaries and reports on this website, and providing consultation reports to the Council as part of Council Meeting Agenda items.

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Summary of community engagement activities (updated November 2023)

Targeted quarterly timeframe Community engagement activity by title Status
Quarter 1:
July 2023 to September 2023
1A Jaques Street Ourimbah Community consultation complete
24 Hour Night Time Economy Direct stakeholder engagement
Austin Butler Reserve Community consultation complete
Central Coast Section 7.12 Contributions Plan Community consultation complete
Community Strategic Plan - Stage 1 Consultation Community consultation complete
DA Guidelines: Resource and Waste Management Planning Community consultation complete
Detailed Design and Documentation for South Landfill Cell at Woy Woy Waste Management facility Community consultation complete
District Playspace Lions Park Woy Woy Community consultation complete
NSW Ambulance Infrastructure Program Project closed – NSW State project not proceeding
Ownership Transfer: Precinct 7a 107 Virginia Rd, Warnervale Direct stakeholder engagement
Picnic Point Playspace Postponed until Q4
Playspace Renewal - Pelican Park Community consultation complete
Proposed reclassification of land - various lots - Operational to Community Community consultation complete
Public Toilet Strategy Planning in progress
Somersby and Kariong Catchments Overland Flood Study Community consultation complete
Central Coast Thematic History Planning in progress
Water and Sewer Customer Charter and Complaints Management Framework Adopted


Changes forecasted for Quarter 2

Targeted quarterly timeframe Community engagement activity by title Status
Quarter 2:
October 2023 to December 2023
YourGroundNSW Added project – Transport for NSW
Picnic Point Playspace (Q1 deliverable) Postponed until Q4
Planning Proposal for Tuggerah Gateway Added project
Wamberal Memorial Hall Playspace: Renewal Postponed until Q4
Kariong Playspace: Renewal Postponed until Q4
Davistown District Playspace Postponed until Q4
Wyong District Place Plan Postponed until Q3
Finalisation of Narara Creek Floodplain Risk Management Study & Plan Postponed until Q4
Northern District Contribution Plan Postponed until Q3
Building Renewal - Frost Reserve Sportsground Amenities Building On hold – Funding not confirmed
Building Renewal - Erina Oval Sportsground Amenities On hold – Funding not confirmed
Phegans Bay Waterfront Masterplan Added project - open now


Other community engagement activities forecasted for 2023-24

Targeted quarterly timeframe Community engagement activity by title
Quarter 2: October 2023 to December 2023 Engagement Framework and Community Participation Plan
Heritage Development Control Plan
Local Approvals Policy
Outdoor Dining Guidelines
Flooding and Tidal Inundation Policy
Central Coast Regulatory Policy
Open now - Draft Hardship and Debt Recovery Policy
Dogs in Opens Space Strategy - Stage 2 consultation
Water and Sewer Community Engagement and Education Strategy
Phase 2 Proposed reclassification of land - various lots - Operational to Community
Coastal Management Program for Tuggerah Lakes
Coastal Management Program for Coastal Lagoons
Coastal Management Program for Open Coast
Coastal Management Program for Hawkesbury River including Brisbane Waters
Water and Sewer Masterplan: Open now - Water and Sewer service connections program - connecting unserviced properties to the network
Digital Strategy for Central Coast Council
Update to Ourimbah Masterplan - Jaques Street Community Land
Building Renewal - Halekulani Oval Sportsground Amenities
Building Renewal - Buff Point Oval Sportsground Amenities
Natural Disaster Remediation Program
Community Theatre Review
Quarter 3: January 2024 to March 2024 Central Coast Integrated Transport Plan 2024-25
Operational Plan 2024-25 and Fees and Charges
2024-25 Placemaking: East Gosford
Public Art Strategy
Asset Management Plans - Service Levels
Road Safety Strategy
Tuggerawong Foreshore Shared Path
Kincumber Waste Management Facility
Employment Lands Strategy
Central Coast Airport Masterplan
Plan of Management for Council community land - Stage 2
Nighttime Economy Discussion Paper
Skate Park Renewal - Gwandalan Skate Park
Recreation Facility Development - Lake Munmorah
Public Toilets - annual renewal program
Woy Woy foreshore - Public swimming baths and accessibility upgrade
Kariong Amenities Building Upgrade
Northlakes Oval - Car park and amenities building upgrade
Safer Cities: Her Way - Stage 2
Community resilience planning in partnership with the Minderoo Foundation
Quarter 4: April 2024 to June 2024 Development Control Plans (Flooding and Coastal Hazards)
Listening Labs: Creative community
Cultural Plan for Central Coast
Alcohol Free Zones
Food Organics Garden Organics Collection and Processing
Crown Land Plan of Management
Water and Sewer Recycled Water Program
Wayfinding
Tuggerah Lakes Flood Study Review
Shelly Beach Former Landfill Remediation
Annual Water and Sewer customer engagement (for reporting to Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal)
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