Two years on from its major community consultation project ‘Let’s Talk Woy Woy’, Central Coast Council has completed a range of major works, upgrades and improvements throughout the Woy Woy town centre, with more projects currently underway.
Council headed back out in June 2022 to talk all things Woy Woy! Let’s Talk Woy Woy 2022 was a follow-up on the 2019 campaign that provided the community a fantastic opportunity to discover some of the exciting projects Council has completed and are planned for Woy Woy. The community were invited to have their say on projects open for consultation, find out about others and share your their and aspirations for the area.
Council hosted a drop-in information session on Thursday 9 June 2022 between 10am and 4pm at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, 243 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy.
Staff from across Council were on hand to answer questions, provide information and take on board all community feedback.
The community continues to play an integral role in shaping many exciting projects, plans and strategies that benefit and enhance Woy Woy.
The Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan, which includes the Pelican Park site, is currently open for feedback until Monday 3 July 2022.
Find out more and have your say via the green button below:
Explore projects underway in Woy Woy
Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan
Central Coast Council has developed a draft masterplan for the Woy Woy Waterfront using the feedback collected during the 2019 Let’s Talk Woy Woy campaign.
The Masterplan provides an overall vision for the open space along the waterfront and provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development.
Pelican Park Playspace
The draft Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan includes consultation on the future development of the Pelican Park site. The site is currently home to the Pelican Park Playspace. Council understands this playspace is highly valued by the community and as part of the master planning process, Council is seeking to better understand these values so they can be reflected in the long-term plan for Woy Woy Waterfront.
Woy Woy Peninsula Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan
A Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan for Woy Woy Peninsula including Kahibah Creek catchment is currently underway. Council is seeking endorsement to exhibit the draft Woy Woy Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan later this year.
Following endorsement for exhibition, further information – including opportunities to have your say will be available here!
Coastal Management Program: Hawkesbury-Nepean River System, including Brisbane Water
Central Coast Council are, in collaboration with five other Councils, developing a Coastal Management Program (CMP) for the Hawkesbury-Nepean River System which includes our beloved Brisbane Water. The CMP will set the long-term strategy for the management of and actions to protect and enhance the waterway.
Our waterways need us, and we must develop these plans – find out more and stay updated here!
Woy Woy Roads, Transport and Drainage Projects
Each year Council plans a capital works program for roads, drainage and shared pathways across the Central Coast. This includes hundreds of projects including full road reconstructions, road pavement works, kerb and gutter, footpaths and shared pathways, bus stop improvements, bridge works and drainage installations. Plus we also carry out routine maintenance road works every day.
Council has a number of projects in and around Woy Woy that are either recently completed, underway or planned, these include:
- Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf upgrade – completed – click here to find out more!
- Rawson Road and Ocean Beach Road intersection upgrade – underway - find out more here!
- Woy Woy Bay Wharf replacement – completed
Woy Woy Bay Wharf replacement was completed in December 2021. The existing wharf piles, decking, and platform were all replaced as part of the project, along with foreshore retaining structures and seating.
The local community celebrated the new infrastructure with a gathering and some light refreshments in January this year.
- Everglades catchment drainage upgrade - underway
This project involves a trunk drainage upgrade between the Everglades main drain to Carpenter Street and Glenn Street, and Glenn Street to Connex Road and Connex Road to Lovell Road and includes the installation of new inlet pits and rehabilitation of existing drainage lines. Minor road works will be included to improve the road surface in the project footprint.
Construction on this project began in April 2022 with works still ongoing. The project remains on track for completion by the 30 June 2022.
This project is one of 29 projects to be delivered by Council through $86.5million Central Coast Roads Package, which is 100 percent funded by the Australian Government under the Urban Congestion Fund.
For more information, Council’s Infrastructure Services Capital Works Program can be viewed on an interactive map.
Woy Woy Open Space and Recreation Projects
Council supports a healthy and active community managing hundreds of sporting areas, parks and reserves across the Central Coast to benefit the community.
Council has a number of projects happening in and around Woy Woy including:
- Rogers Park amenities building upgrade (now complete)
- James Browne Oval lighting upgrades (currently underway)
- Lemongrove netball building (currently underway)
- Woy Woy swimming enclosure net replacement and oyster removal
- Anderson Park Playspace and picnic tables installation
Placemaking in Woy Woy
Woy Woy is a much-loved hub for our region. As one of the Central Coast’s principal town centres a number of projects to improve the vibrancy, safety and accessibility have been delivered. These projects include:
- Installation of new bike racks on the corner of The Boulevarde and Brisbane Water Drive to promote active living, enhance public domain and encourage local eateries to visit local businesses
- Footpath rectification works in multiple locations across Woy Woy to eliminate trip hazards and improve community safety
- Placement of a community art installation in the Woy Woy town centre over summer 2020-21 as part of the Big Chair Community Art Project
- Delivery of multiple events, drawing visitors and locals to the Woy Woy town centre
- Installation of a Mural to Anderson Memorial Reserve playground, this was developed from the themes identified in Let’s Talk Woy Woy 2019
- Installation of decals to various locations in the town centre celebrating Woy Woy’s rich history, this is part of the Activation of Vacant Spaces Program Council introduced in 2020
- Development of a Town Centre Guide including a bucket list - Eating Out in Woy Woy
Water Main Renewal and Extension works
Each year Council plans capital works for our water and sewer infrastructure. This includes replacement of pipelines, upgrading sewer pump stations and treatment plants, refurbishment of water reservoirs and other improvement works. Additionally, we also carry out emergency works to address any water service interruptions.
The Peninsula has a greater risk of low circulating water due to the large number of dead-end networks and Council has been working to improve water supply through its extensive water mains maintenance program.
In addition to regular maintenance, cleaning and flushing programs, part of this program saw a number of dead-ends in the water supply network on the Peninsula extended to connect into the main network.
Council extended 11 sections of dead-ends and is working to soon eliminate other remaining dead-ends to ensure continued high-quality water to the community.
Works were done in Woy Woy, Umina Beach and Ettalong.
For more information, Council’s Water and Sewer Capital Works Program can be viewed on an interactive map.
Draft Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan exhibition
This is an opportunity to understand the draft Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program and Operational Plan, which outline the Council’s strategic vision to 2028, along with the scheduled priority activities for the next three years. The Operation Plan outlines the proposed actions for the 2022/23 financial year.
The public exhibition is open until 21 June - find out more and have your say here!
What’s ‘Let’s Talk’ all about?
We know most residents love and care about where they live and have specific aspirations for their local area. We’ve created this forum to put the focus on local places so you can connect with other locals and Council to talk about what’s important in your part of the world.
Why is Council going back to Woy Woy for another Let’s Talk?
Consultation on the draft Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan is a great opportunity to restart the ‘Let’s Talk’ program now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased.
We also recognise that some things have changed since our last conversation, so we’re eager to update you.
Will Council deliver the Let’s Talk campaign in areas other than Woy Woy?
Yes. Council will deliver the Let’s Talk program across the entire Local Government Area.
The locations for ‘Let’s Talk’ are determined by the projects Council has open for Consultation.
How can I get involved in the Let’s Talk Woy Woy campaign?
Council is hosting a drop-in information session on Thursday 9 June 2022 between 10am and 4pm at the Peninsula Leisure Centre, 243 Blackwall Road, Woy Woy.
The community can also view the information available on this page.
Information on further opportunities to get involved in the Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan is available here.
Why is Council hosting one Let’s Talk Woy Woy Session?
Council is hosting an in-person session on Thursday 9 June between 10am and 4pm at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.
The in-person session is supported by the virtual campaign which will be open until 3 July 2022. The virtual campaign includes opportunities for the community to:
- Read the information available online
- Register to attend a virtual drop-in information session to discuss the draft Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan (hosted via Microsoft Teams)
- Provide feedback on the draft Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan interactive concept plans
- Provide feedback on the draft Woy Woy Waterfront Masterplan via the online feedback form.