Plans to protect the Penguin foreshore are taking shape, and it’s now time for locals to again have their input.

Design concepts and draft plans for the Penguin foreshore project between Penguin Creek and the Lions Park headland have now been received by Council.

They were presented at a community meeting at Dial Park on 6 February, and are now on public display.

The plans were drawn up by engineering company, Tasmanian Consulting Services Pty Ltd in conjunction with AV Marine Pty Ltd, and focus on providing a remedy for recent storm damage and to protect Penguin Beach from future climatic and environmental effects.

The draft plans and concept drawings will be on display at the Council’s Administration Centre in Ulverstone until 1 March, and then at the Penguin Service Centre until 15 March.

The Council was delighted to see so many people at the unveiling of the plans at the Dial Park meeting and is now waiting to see what those residents and others have to say about the concepts.

Council Officers will be available during the display periods to answer questions and assist residents in understanding what is being proposed for our iconic Penguin Beach.  They will not be available at all times during the display period but appointments can be made to speak to the Officers at specific times – just contact the Administration Centre on tel. 6429 8900 to make an appointment.

Submissions to the plans will be received until Monday 18 March.

The cost of the project has been estimated to be $6.2m. and so the Council is preparing submissions for funding from the Commonwealth and State Governments.

You can do your part by stressing the importance of the project to our State and Federal representatives and asking them to provide the funding for the project.

Click here to download a submission form.

Submissions can be lodged as follows:

By email to [email protected]

In person at the Administration Centre or the Penguin Service Centre

By post to:
Penguin Foreshore Project
Central Coast Council
PO Box 220

Submissions close at 4pm on Monday 18 March 2019.