EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT – INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

The Council has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant to join the Infrastructure Services team.  Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Services, this newly created role will focus on providing high quality, accurate and timely professional support to the Director whilst working collaboratively with the Infrastructure Services Department.   

We are seeking an Executive Assistant who has a proactive approach and can work autonomously with the ability to interact with staff in a fast-paced environment, whilst remaining flexible, proactive and resourceful with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. 

Essential: Demonstrated experience in a similar role and the ability to work autonomously with a proactive and forward-thinking approach and good levels of judgement when decision making. 

Salary and conditions: Full-time position.  Central Coast Council’s Enterprise Agreement – $74,254 – $86,434 (Professional Officer Level).  Remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate, commensurate with qualifications, skills, and experience. 

Applications must be on the prescribed form, indicate the position you are applying for, address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description and be emailed to careers@centralcoast.tas.gov.au 

The Employment Information Package and Application Form are available to download below: 

Employment Information Package Application Form

For any enquiries please phone (03) 6429 8956. 

Applications close at 4 pm on Friday 8 March 2024. 

Reopening of Much-Loved Play Equipment in Anzac Park

You heard it right! The Central Coast Council is thrilled to announce that we will be reopening two much-loved items of play equipment in Ulverstone’s Anzac Park shortly. 

The extended closure of the launchpad slide and net climber was due to vandalism. Council then had to await an insurance process to be completed, followed the arrival of replacement parts, equipment and contractor availability. For more information on the different incidents of vandalism and costs associated, take a look at our recent media release.

However, we are thrilled to announce that the wait is almost over – with the new net climber set to be installed today (Friday, 16 February 2024) and Council’s contractor is currently laying the soft fall under the launch pad slide.

Net climber installed on 16 February 2024

The replacement net climber requires a crane to be installed, which has been scheduled for Friday, 16 February 2023.  We encourage the community to steer clear of the area while this is happening. Once it is in place, safety checks will be required to ensure it is up to standards and ready for use. After the new net climber has been cleared by our team, it will be ready to use. 

Replacement Soft fall being laid on 15 & 16 February 2024 

Council’s contractor is also currently laying the new soft fall under the launch pad slide. As you will see, we have chosen a vibrant shade of purple.  Once the soft fall has been laid, it then requires a few days to set.  Following this process, some repairs will be done to the slide, which was also damaged.

As you will also see, around the launchpad slide is in desperate need of a haircut – this maintenance and the removal of fencing will follow the final repairs.  We anticipate that the launchpad slide will be ready for takeoff by the middle of next week!

Tire swing to be confirmed 

Prior to Christmas 2023, the tire swing was also damaged in another act of vandalism, leading to its removal. Our team are still working through the details and will provide more information to the community soon.

 

We sincerely thank the community for their patience and understanding while Council staff have worked through this process. 

 

 

Media Release -Central Coast Council Announces Imminent Reopening of Much-Loved Play Equipment in Anzac Park.

Media Release

To             All Media

From       Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller

Date        16/02/2024

Re          Reopening of Play Equipment in Anzac Park.

Central Coast Council Announces Imminent Reopening of Much-Loved Play Equipment in Anzac Park.

Three separate vandalism incidents in 2023 led to the closing down of key play equipment in Ulverstone’s Anzac Park playground. However, Central Coast Council is thrilled to announce that the wait is almost over – with the new net climber set to be installed today, Friday, 16 February 2024. The Council urges the community to stay away from the site where the crane is installing the new net climber during this time. Council’s contractor is also currently laying the new soft fall under the launch pad slide.

“Council has been saddened by the impact these vandalism incidents have had on the community. Not only has it cost ratepayers’ money, but it’s also led to children missing out during their school holidays.” – Said Cr Cheryl Fuller, Mayor Central Coast Council.

The vandalism incidents took place over the course of a few months, starting in late September 2023, when the net climber had several ropes cut. This weakened the structure and lead to its indefinite closure for safety reasons. Replacement equipment then had to be ordered.

In December 2023, shortly after the launchpad slide had its new soft fall laid, it was severely damaged by trespassers during the setting process. This led to the entire project having to pause. There was then a significant delay waiting for the replacement soft fall product to arrive.

Finally, prior to Christmas 2023, the tire swing was damaged leading to its removal. Council is still working through the details for its replacement.  

The cost in claims alone for these three separate incidents has been calculated to be more than $42,000. However, there are also many hidden costs associated such as having to keep fencing in place, increased security and surveillance, as well as the extra demand on Council’s staff to coordinate the insurance, replacement equipment, and construction process.

However, Council is eager to look forward and turn its attention towards the joy reopening these parts of Anzac Park will bring the community.

“Council is thrilled that the wait is finally over and truly hope this fantastic play space will be respected moving forward, as it really is our youngest community members who miss out.” Said Mayor Fuller. 

“We sincerely thank the community for their patience and understanding while Council worked through the process. Both the net climber and launch pad slide are planned to be open for the community to enjoy by next week.” She said.

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COUNCIL MEETING | 19 February 2024 | PUBLIC ATTENDANCE & LIVE-STREAM

The next Ordinary Council meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at the Administration Centre, 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone on Monday 19 February 2024, from 6pm.  Public attendance is welcome.

Below is a copy of the meeting agenda and live-stream link if you wish to tune in this way.

February Council Meeting – Agenda Live-Stream – YouTube Central Coast Council – YouTube Channel

Public Question Time:

To submit a written question for Public Question Time, please provide this to the Chief Executive Officer by 3pm the day of the Monday meeting. 

You can do this in person at the Ulverstone Administration Centre or submitted, or via email to exec@centralcoast.tas.gov.au. Please clearly indicate in the email subject line that it is a question for Public Question Time.

For more information more regarding Public Question Time, click below. 

Public Question Time

Our Place – Our Future: Strategic Plan Survey

Central Coast Council is developing the Our Place – Our Future: Strategic Plan for the next 10 years.  This follows the Council’s three-year term plan, Our Place – Our Future: First Steps. 
 
To better understand the community’s wants and needs, an 8-minute survey has been created for residents and property owners in Tasmania’s Central Coast.  
 

Survey distribution:

  • The survey will be open for completion between Monday, 12 February COB and Monday, 18 March COB.
  • It can be filled out online or in a hard copy format. 
  • Hard copy surveys will are available to collect from the Ulverstone Administration Centre and Penguin Service Centre. This is also where they can be returned.
  • A return post envelope is available for those who aren’t able to return the completed survey in person.
Take the survey

What happens next?

The results from this survey will be considered in conjunction with other relevant research and possible consultation when developing the strategic plan. The intention of the survey is to uncover common themes and better understand what areas the local community would like to see Council prioritise. All answers will be kept confidential and be used for internal purposes only.

If you have any questions or require technical support, please contact Central Coast Council’s customer service team. 

We appreciate you taking the time to contribute to this survey that will help shape the future of Tasmania’s Central Coast.  

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – DESIGN FOR ULVERSTONE PLANETARIUM IMPROVEMENTS

Central Coast Council are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified consultants to prepare draft designs and costings for the construction of the Ulverstone Planetarium improvements at Hive, 50 Main Street, Ulverstone.

Click below to download a copy of the Consultant Brief.

Consultants Brief for Ulverstone Planetarium Improvements

For further information, please contact the Council’s Manager Asset Services on 03 6429 8970.

EOIs can be submitted via the following: 

Electronically: 

ISadmin@centralcoast.tas.gov.au

Hard copy:     

Admin Assistant – Infrastructure Services

PO Box 220, Ulverstone, TAS, 7315

EOIs close at 2pm on Monday 4 March 2024.  Please note, the lowest quote or any EOI may not necessarily be accepted.

Temporary Road Closure | Penguin Running Festival | 11 February

The Buttons Brewing Penguin Running Festival will be held on Sunday 11 February 2024. Over 500 runners from across Tasmania and interstate will participate in events from 1km to a 42.2km marathon.

The race hub and start/finish line will be located on the Penguin foreshore, near the Big Penguin and playground.

To ensure the safety of community, race participants and event organisers, the following streets and roads will be temporarily closed. No vehicles are to remain parked in the closed areas during this time. 

Main Road, Penguin

The east of the junction with Johnsons Beach Road, to west of the junction with Crescent Street, will be closed from 5:00am to 2:00pm.

Main Road, Penguin, Penguin Road, Penguin and Penguin Road, West Ulverstone

The west of the junction with Crescent Street, through the transition into Penguin Road, to adjacent the property at 241 Penguin Road, West Ulverstone; including the junctions with Crescent Street, Arnold Street, Dooley Street, Kentish Street, Cann Street, Seaside Crescent, Robertsons Road, and Rockliffs Road, will be closed from 5.00am to 12.00pm.

Maps of traffic changes and temporary road closures

Preservation Drive speed reduction:

Preservation Drive /Johnsons beach road closure:

Main town area road closure:

End of main town area road closure:

East end of main town area road closure:

Residential Access 

Event organisers recognise the road closure will impact residents and locals. During the road closure, there will be a lead escort car available to escort vehicles in or out of the closed section in a controlled, slow, and safe manner. Please note, the lead escort car will need to be requested.

Requests Before the Event

Until 4.00 pm Friday 9 February, requests for unavoidable and critical access may be made to the Penguin Running Festival organisers: 

Phone: 0467 579 815
Email: penguinrunningfestival@gmail.com

Requests on Day of Event

On the day of the event, requests for unexpected or urgent access may be made to, Dwayne Evans, who is the Traffic Management Coordinator on the day.

Phone: 0467 579 815

What if there is an emergency?

The Penguin Running Festival has contacted the emergency service organisations (Police, Ambulance, Fire) to ensure their awareness of the event and the emergency access plan, and to uphold the health and safety of residents and participants.

In the event of an emergency please contact Triple 0 (000).

Council and the Penguin Running Festival Committee would like to thank the residents and businesses of Penguin for their patience and understanding.

 

CHANGES TO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS – BATTEN PARK – SATURDAY, 3 FEBRUARY 2024

Council would like to inform the public that there will be changes to normal traffic conditions and likely queued traffic for the Ulverstone Twilight Rodeo on Saturday, 3 February, from 12.00pm to midnight.

Controlled traffic marshalling will occur in the vicinity of Batten Park, West Ulverstone, and there will be reduced speed limits and controlled traffic queueing during the hours of the event. 

Signage will be installed on South Road, West Ulverstone, the Bass Highway Off Ramp (towards South Road), and Knights Road, West Ulverstone.

Motorists travelling in the area are encouraged to allow extra travel time and obey all traffic directions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Planning Sub-Committee Meeting | 5 February 2024

The next Central Coast Council Planning Sub-Committee (PSC) meeting will be held at 6.00pm, Monday 5 February 2024 in the Council Chamber’s Administration Centre, located at 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone.

Council welcomes any community members who would like to attend the short meeting in person, or view via live stream.

The purpose of PSC meetings is to add additional support for the Council’s planning responsibilities. PSC Meetings enable land use planning and development determinations to be made in a timely and responsive manner, outside of regular monthly Council Meetings. Please note that PSC meetings do not include a public question time component.

To view the PSC meeting agenda, as well as previous minutes, click here.