Public Exhibition: Draft Delivery Program, Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy for 2018-19

Consultation has concluded

Family of five at the Entrance

Now is your chance to have a say on the services, program and projects Council has planned for the growing population of the Central Coast the 2018-19 financial year.

Council’s draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan (Plan) will deliver $561.5M in essential services and a $199.8M in capital works.

Budget Fast Facts

  • $561.54M operating income
  • $561.47M operating expenditure
  • $64k operating surplus before capital grants and contributions
  • $48.39M million capital grants and contributions
  • $199.78M capital works program

Priority Spending areas

The first draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) has been developed for the Central Coast with more than 36,000 ideas and opinions from the community incorporated. The CSP includes a shared vision for the Coast - We are the Central Coast. A smart, green and liveable region with a shared sense of belonging and responsibility and five key themes – smart, belonging, responsible, green and liveable. Council has prioritised spend in the following areas to deliver this vision:

Priority Areas
CSP Theme

Operational Expenditure
$M

Capital Expenditure
$M

Total
Spend
$M

% of
Total
Spend

Roads Transport and Drainage
Responsible

117.62

69.30

186.92

24.6%

Water and Sewer
Responsible

159.48

36.64

196.12

25.8%

Waste Services and Business Development
Green

88.10

1.82

89.92

11.8%

Open Space and Recreation
Liveable

25.74

19.39

45.13

5.9%

Leisure and Lifestyle
Liveable

15.19

1.62

16.81

2.2%

Waterways and Coastal Protection
Green

13.29

6.72

20.01

2.6%

Natural and Environmental Assets
Green

15.66

2.54

18.20

2.4%

Learning and Education
Liveable

9.35

0.12

9.46

1.2%

Libraries
Liveable

10.43

0.93

11.36

1.5%

Total

454.87

139.06

593.93

78.0%

% of Total Spend

81.0%

69.6%

78.0%



The Plan is focussed on delivering the community’s aspirations and priorities voiced in the CSP, with projects that protect the local environment, connect local communities, deliver essential infrastructure and create opportunities that support the economic benefit of the Central Coast.

Regionally significant projects to be delivered in this Operational Plan are:

  • $1.3M to deliver the Norah Head Masterplan and deliver key amenity upgrades in the key tourism area.
  • $2.1M to construct the Mardi to Warnervale trunk water pipe
  • $2.0M to upgrade the Sewer Pump Station at Woy Woy
  • $1.8M to implement a shared pathway and footpath program
  • $1.8M for a regional skate park and play space at Lake Munmorah
  • $5.6M to upgrade Adcock Park at West Gosford
  • $2.5M to finish construction of the Central Coast Regional Sporting Complex at Tuggerah

Hundreds of projects are planned right across the Coast. These capital works are grouped under the key CSP themes of smart, belonging, responsible, green and liveable and include detail relating to suburb, ward, funding source and budget.

Your rates at work

Your rates and annual charges contribute to funding for infrastructure projects outlined in the Plan as well as for essential services including waste, roads, water, parks, playgrounds, libraries, our beaches, lakes and shared pathways. The Plan has been designed to improve the quality of life of our residents and create jobs and opportunities for the growing community.

Draft Resourcing Strategy

The draft Resourcing Strategy supports the Delivery Program and Operational Plan and details what can be achieved within existing resources and covers:

  • Long Term Financial Plan – forecasts the financial capacity to deliver assets, services and operations in response to the CSP
  • Workforce Management Plan – ensuring Council is able to meet the current and future service and operational needs of the Community - having the right staff in the right areas with the skills to meet future challenges
  • Asset Management Strategy and supporting asset management plans - details the actions necessary to understand and improve asset management for the long-term including risk management, service levels, projected maintenance, renewals and replacement costs – making sure our infrastructure is in good condition and meets community needs.

Make a Submission

You can download the draft Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy here or view it in hard copy at Council libraries and Offices in Wyong and Gosford.

Submissions should be addressed to the Acting Chief Executive Officer and will be accepted up until 5pm Thursday 14 June 2018 by:

We value your feedback and all submissions will be considered as we finalise the Plan.

Now is your chance to have a say on the services, program and projects Council has planned for the growing population of the Central Coast the 2018-19 financial year.

Council’s draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan (Plan) will deliver $561.5M in essential services and a $199.8M in capital works.

Budget Fast Facts

  • $561.54M operating income
  • $561.47M operating expenditure
  • $64k operating surplus before capital grants and contributions
  • $48.39M million capital grants and contributions
  • $199.78M capital works program

Priority Spending areas

The first draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) has been developed for the Central Coast with more than 36,000 ideas and opinions from the community incorporated. The CSP includes a shared vision for the Coast - We are the Central Coast. A smart, green and liveable region with a shared sense of belonging and responsibility and five key themes – smart, belonging, responsible, green and liveable. Council has prioritised spend in the following areas to deliver this vision:

Priority Areas
CSP Theme

Operational Expenditure
$M

Capital Expenditure
$M

Total
Spend
$M

% of
Total
Spend

Roads Transport and Drainage
Responsible

117.62

69.30

186.92

24.6%

Water and Sewer
Responsible

159.48

36.64

196.12

25.8%

Waste Services and Business Development
Green

88.10

1.82

89.92

11.8%

Open Space and Recreation
Liveable

25.74

19.39

45.13

5.9%

Leisure and Lifestyle
Liveable

15.19

1.62

16.81

2.2%

Waterways and Coastal Protection
Green

13.29

6.72

20.01

2.6%

Natural and Environmental Assets
Green

15.66

2.54

18.20

2.4%

Learning and Education
Liveable

9.35

0.12

9.46

1.2%

Libraries
Liveable

10.43

0.93

11.36

1.5%

Total

454.87

139.06

593.93

78.0%

% of Total Spend

81.0%

69.6%

78.0%



The Plan is focussed on delivering the community’s aspirations and priorities voiced in the CSP, with projects that protect the local environment, connect local communities, deliver essential infrastructure and create opportunities that support the economic benefit of the Central Coast.

Regionally significant projects to be delivered in this Operational Plan are:

  • $1.3M to deliver the Norah Head Masterplan and deliver key amenity upgrades in the key tourism area.
  • $2.1M to construct the Mardi to Warnervale trunk water pipe
  • $2.0M to upgrade the Sewer Pump Station at Woy Woy
  • $1.8M to implement a shared pathway and footpath program
  • $1.8M for a regional skate park and play space at Lake Munmorah
  • $5.6M to upgrade Adcock Park at West Gosford
  • $2.5M to finish construction of the Central Coast Regional Sporting Complex at Tuggerah

Hundreds of projects are planned right across the Coast. These capital works are grouped under the key CSP themes of smart, belonging, responsible, green and liveable and include detail relating to suburb, ward, funding source and budget.

Your rates at work

Your rates and annual charges contribute to funding for infrastructure projects outlined in the Plan as well as for essential services including waste, roads, water, parks, playgrounds, libraries, our beaches, lakes and shared pathways. The Plan has been designed to improve the quality of life of our residents and create jobs and opportunities for the growing community.

Draft Resourcing Strategy

The draft Resourcing Strategy supports the Delivery Program and Operational Plan and details what can be achieved within existing resources and covers:

  • Long Term Financial Plan – forecasts the financial capacity to deliver assets, services and operations in response to the CSP
  • Workforce Management Plan – ensuring Council is able to meet the current and future service and operational needs of the Community - having the right staff in the right areas with the skills to meet future challenges
  • Asset Management Strategy and supporting asset management plans - details the actions necessary to understand and improve asset management for the long-term including risk management, service levels, projected maintenance, renewals and replacement costs – making sure our infrastructure is in good condition and meets community needs.

Make a Submission

You can download the draft Operational Plan and Resourcing Strategy here or view it in hard copy at Council libraries and Offices in Wyong and Gosford.

Submissions should be addressed to the Acting Chief Executive Officer and will be accepted up until 5pm Thursday 14 June 2018 by:

We value your feedback and all submissions will be considered as we finalise the Plan.