CHILDREN’S SERVICES EDUCATOR (FULL-TIME)

The Central Coast Council is seeking to appoint a Children’s Services Educator in the Community, Growth & Development area.  

This position will be responsible for ensuring the provision of quality child care at the Central Coast Council’s Long Day Care services. 

With the Council having recently embarked on a cultural journey where the focus is on the wellbeing of our people and the sustainable growth of our community, there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. 

Essential:  Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and experience working with children of all ages.  

Salary and conditions: Full-time position.  Central Coast Council’s Enterprise Agreement – Child Care Worker Level 2.1 ($28.50 per hour). 

The Position Description and Application Form are available to download below: 

Employment Information Package 

Application Form 

Community Consultation – Risby Street Road & Drainage Reconstruction Works

Central Coast Council has engaged FMG Engineering to complete the design and documentation of the Road and Drainage Reconstruction Works at Risby Street, Ulverstone.

To help explain the project and provide the community with an opportunity to ask questions, Council and FMG Engineering will be holding an information session.

WHEN:

Wednesday 22nd from 5.30pm to 8.00pm

Where:

Hive’s Studio 1, 50 Main Street, Ulverstone, TAS 7315

WHAT:

Central Coast Council and FMG Engineering have released the Community Consultation Plans for community review and comment. You can view the Community Consultation drawings here, or at the event.

At this session, a representative from FMG Engineering and
Central Coast Council will be in attendance to discuss the proposed plans.

These plans include the following design proposals:

  • Improving the street for residents and road users;
  • Improving the aesthetics of the street by means of treescape, footpath and kerb renewals;
  • Removing the safety risk associated with limited width between parked vehicles by means of designated indented parallel parking;
  • Improved stormwater drainage; and
  • Improved full-strength sealed road pavement to improve existing conditions and minimise future maintenance requirements.

Representatives will also be available to record any feedback for the project team to consider and answer any design related queries.

No RSVPs required. We encourage you to come along to this community information session and have your say. It’s a great chance to help shape a vital infrastructure upgrade within your community.

Please contact Central Coast Council on 03 6429 8900 if you have any questions or concerns.

COUNCIL MEETING | 20 MAY 2024

The May Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 20 May 2024. Join Councillors and staff from 6pm, at the Council Administration Centre at 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone Tasmania 7315.

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

May Council Meeting – Agenda Live-Stream – YouTube

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 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, and previous Agendas and Minutes, click below. 

Public Question Time

 

Central Coast Council’s DRAFT Strategic Plan

 

Have your say on Central Coast Counci’s DRAFT Strategic Plan

Central Coast Council is pleased to release its DRAFT Strategic Plan for public comment.

You are invited to give feedback on the initial draft of Our Place – Our Future: The Strategic Plan, 2024-34.

It is available to view from 8 May – 22 May 2024 at Council’s Administration Centre in Ulverstone, or Service Centre in Penguin, as well as online by clicking the button below. 

Our Place – Our Future: The Strategic Plan, 2024-34

Please address any submissions to the Chief Executive Officer for consideration by 5pm, Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Why do we need a Strategic Plan? 

Each Tasmanian council is required to prepare a strategic plan for the municipal area, covering a period of 10 years. The Central Coast Council has developed its new Strategic Plan to define its vision and mission for the future, and strategic areas of focus – or themes – to help direct future actions and initiatives to meet its objectives for the community.

In late 2023, the Council released its first Term Plan, Our Place – Our Future: First Steps. Successive Term Plans are designed to translate the overarching themes of the Strategic Plan, as well as the vision and mission of your elected members, into priority actions for their 4-year term of office.

This new approach enables each elected Council to set a clear and attainable mission for its term, based on the current and future needs of the community. Term Plans consider themes from the 10-year Strategic Plan, while providing your elected representatives with greater agency and accountability.

What informed the Strategic Plan?

The 10-year Strategic Plan has considered feedback Council has received from the various round table discussions, community conversations and community consultations held over the last year. It also factors in some key findings from the recent Strategic Plan survey.

Our Place Our Future: The Strategic Plan represents Council’s overarching vision and direction for Tasmania’s Central Coast. We hope that the community will feel a sense of comfort, trust, excitement and pride from the strategic direction identified through the 10-year Strategic Plan.

Media Release – Peter Underwood Centre’s Limitless Learning project launches at Hive Tasmania

Ulverstone’s first Limitless Learning project launched in the Circulation Space at Hive on Wednesday, 1 May 2024. This is a collaboration between Hive Tasmania, the Peter Underwood Centre at the University of Tasmania, as well as local students and families from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.

The Limitless Learning project is aimed at community centres, galleries, and museums across the North, North-West, and West Coast of Tasmania, and Hive will be the fifth participating Learning Destination.

Over the past few months, a series of ten workshops have taken place to co-design and co-create the learning activities. Involved in the project has been seven Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School students and their families, including Charlotte (Grade 5), Amelia (Prep), and their mother, Shaunna. The aim has been to create activities for children to engage with the exhibits in the Ulverstone Museum at Hive, such as a ‘Get ready to bumble’ museum trail, and an ‘International Morse Code’ challenge.

“When we first started in this space, it was very uninviting for children. So having the kid’s input into what kind of activities to come up with has been really good.” – said Shaunna 

“It helps us to see our space from a different perspective as well, which is so valuable. It gives us insight into what is interesting and what we can improve here at Hive.” – Said Jessie Pangas, Manager Arts & Culture, Central Coast Council.

The Peter Underwood Centre is dedicated to advancing education and community engagement in Tasmania.

Dr Becky Shelley, Deputy Director, Aspiration and Attainment at the Peter Underwood Centre said:

“Through the process of co-design, children, parents and organisations make new discoveries about their interests, their capabilities, and their possible futures.”

The project has been made possible through the support of the Tasmanian Community Fund, Jetty Foundation, and Cuthill Family Foundation, and works in conjunction with Children’s University Tasmania.

Tasmanian Community Fund Chairperson Sally Darke, said the Limitless Learning is having a positive impact on young people and their families in the North, North-West and West Coast of Tasmania.

“Learning doesn’t solely occur in education settings, and the collaborative model used recognises this by bringing together staff from participating institutions and young people from local schools to jointly create activities for future visitors that are child-friendly and spark the curiosity of families.”

Central Coast Council’s Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller said:

“The Central Coast Council are thrilled to welcome the Limitless Learning project to Hive. We strongly encourage the community to come along and enjoy the fantastic, family-friendly learning activities at our cultural hub – Hive from Wednesday 1 May 2024.” – she said.

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Media Call – Unveiling of Tasmania’s first Red Bench for domestic violence awareness.

Central Coast Council unveiled Tasmania’s first “Red Bench” to raise awareness of domestic violence. Media were invited to attend a media call, where representatives from Tasmania Police and Central Coast Council were available for interviews and photo opportunities.

When

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Where

41 Reibey Street, Ulverstone Tasmania 7315 (outside Olivers Bakery)

Who

In attendance at the Media Call were the following official parties and representatives.

Tasmania Police: Anthea Maingay – Inspector Central Western Division – Western District (also a member of the Community Safety Partnership Committee), Detective Inspector Steve Jones, Detective Sergeant Adam Starr, Senior Constable Evan Bartush, Senior Constable Liesje Baker, Detective Senior Constable Tracey Roger, and Senior Constable Kathleen Parker.

Central Coast Council: Cr Kate Wylie – Councillor representing Mayor Cheryl Fuller and member of the Community Safety Partnership Committee. Daryl Connelly – Director Community, Growth and Development, Laura Wiggers – Coordinator Communication and Relationships, Louise Murphy – Open Space and Parks Officer.

Community Safety Partnership Committee representative: Lyn Norton-Smith, Gareth Johnson – Community Representatives, Sam van der Meulen – Housing Choices, and Simon Dent – Principal Ulverstone Secondary College.

What

Central Coast Council, in partnership with Tasmania Police and Red Rose Foundation, unveiled Tasmania’s first red bench on Reibey Street, outside Olivers Bakery in Ulverstone. The existing bench was painted red and now has a plaque positioned on the side, where people can learn more about the Red Rose Foundation’s key messages on domestic violence awareness and prevention.

The unveiling of the Red Bench coincided with Domestic Violence Prevention Month, which was a timely opportunity to highlight how important it is to continue having these conversations surrounding domestic violence.

Councillor Cheryl Fuller, Mayor Central Coast said:

“This is a topic close to many of our hearts and Council hopes that through the Red Bench project, it will lead to our community having these conversations more. Domestic violence has such a huge impact on victims, victim survivors and their families. It also has an ongoing impact on so many sections of our community.”

The concept behind the Red Bench initiative is to “Take A Seat, To Take A Stand, To End Domestic Violence”. The benches are installed in public locations and act as conversation starters for members in the community.

“It was important that the Council positioned the first Red Bench in an iconic location to ensure the campaign could gain as much attention as possible. The bench seat outside Olivers in Reibey Street was a perfect fit, as many community members pass by there on a daily basis.” Said Cr Cheryl Fuller, Mayor Central Coast.

 

“However, there will also be another three red benches throughout our municipal area – one in Leith, Sulphur Creek and Penguin.”

 

“Council would like to commend the family violence unit of Tasmania Police, who approached us to participate in the project, as well as the Red Rose Foundation for the great work they are doing in the domestic violence awareness space.” – she said.

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More information on Red Rose Foundation:

The Red Rose Foundation launched the Red Bench Project in 2019 to build a permanent reminder that domestic violence occurs within all our communities. The first red bench was unveiled on 15th May 2019 in Cleveland, Queensland, by Redlands Mayor Karen Williams. 

Click here to find out more: https://www.redrosefoundation.com.au/

Zonta Club Candlelight Vigil Event:

Following the launch of the Red Bench, Central Coast Council and the Zonta Club of Central Coast, will be supporting the Zonta Club of Devonport’s Candlelight Vigil later in the evening. This event is designed to commemorate and remember the Australian women who have lost their lives due to male violence.

When: Wednesday, 1st May, 6pm

Where: Gnomon Pavilion, Wharf Road, Ulverstone

Wear something purple. Contact 0417 561 124 or zontadevonport@gmail.com for more information.

Media Release – Central Coast Council’s new Penguin bins will uphold the foreshore’s small-town coastal charm.

As part of a municipal area wide project to upgrade bins, Central Coast Council (the Council) are pleased to share some more information on the much-anticipated new Penguin bins with the community.

Given the existing bins have become a much-loved feature of the Penguin foreshore, the Council is committed to ensuring the new bins uphold the small-town, coastal charm and heritage the town is famous for.

Cr Cheryl Fuller, Mayor Central Coast Council said:
“After consulting with the Penguin Makeover Community, Council is pleased to confirm that the new bins will be the same design as the existing bins, and will be built using the original Penguin mould.”

“Although the aim of this project has been to improve the capacity and functionality of waste management throughout our municipal area, it was also vital that the Council considered each community’s wishes when making any design decisions. We are thrilled to be able to deliver something that is not only functional, but that will suit Penguin’s aesthetic.” She said.

Penguin Composites were engaged to undertake this project due to their extensive knowledge of the municipal area. The project has been headed by Production Manager, Darryn Burr, who has been with the company for 23 years and has worked on various Council assets such as the dinosaur at Fairway Park (also known as the Dinosaur Park), and the Ulverstone Waterslide.

“I like going through a project from start to finish and being involved in the whole thing. I have enjoyed using my knowledge [of the Central Coast area] and talking to people about what they’re after, then putting it all on paper and creating the design.” Said Mr Burr.

As part of the project, there will be 12 x new 240 litre bins along Main Road, Penguin. This will include 6 x general waste bins and 6 x recycling bins. Using the same design as the existing bins, the only new feature will be red or yellow bin covers to distinguish between general waste and recycling. These will also be added to the existing bins.

The new bins will be larger in size and are set to be placed along the beach side of Main Road, Penguin, with all existing smaller bins to be relocated to the other side. Made of fiberglass, the new bins will be easier to maintain and replace parts on, if they become damaged.

The project is currently in progress, with June 2024 the expected delivery date. The Council will endeavour to communicate any anticipated disruptions during the installation phase in advance.

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ANZAC DAY 2024 – Council Service Impacts

Council would like to inform the community that the following sites and services will be closed for Anzac Day on Thursday 25 April 2024:

  • Administration Centre, Ulverstone
  • Child Care Centre
  • Service Centre, Penguin
  • Recreation Centres
  • Resource Recovery Centre (inc. Resale Shop)
  • South Riana Transfer Station
  • Works Depot.

Hive Tasmania

Including the Visitor Information will be open between 1pm and 4pm. 

Penguin Visitor Information Service

Will be open between 12pm and 3.30pm.

There will be no change to the Waste Collection Services scheduled for collection on Anzac Day.  Residents in the West Ulverstone, Forth and Leith areas are reminded to have their recycling and FOGO bins kerbside prior to 6am ready for collection.

Report an issue

If you’d like to report an issue or make a service request, you can download the Antenno app or use the service request form online.

Emergencies

All emergencies relating to roads, stormwater, parks and gardens, environmental (Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Stations), recreation grounds, buildings and animal control during the closure period can contact the following out of hours phone number 03 6429 8999.

Safety & Parking Upgrades – Turners Beach Esplanade

The Central Coast Council are currently upgrading the car park opposite 80 – 86 Esplanade, Turners Beach (old Le Mar Café site).

As Turners Beach is a growing coastal town, upgrading this parking facility is part of Council’s efforts to ensure local infrastructure can safely and adequately cater for the needs of the community. 

The decision also follows the recommendations set out by the Turners Beach Integrated Pathways, Streetscaping and Traffic Management Plan in 2021. This Plan was developed by a group of Turners Beach community members, a Councillor and Council staff member, to help inform decisions regarding streetscaping the esplanade.  

So far, we have had a lot of interest on this project and how Council will be maintaining the existing trees on site. Below is some more information on the project, including a site plan.

Timeline

The project started on Monday 8 April and the work is estimated to be completed within 8 – 10 weeks. Beach access in this location will be closed during the works.

Preserving trees

After careful consideration and assessment by an arborist, we are excited to confirm that no trees will be removed from the site to accommodate for the carpark. We have even been able to retain the central tree. However, some invasive species and small minor plants will still need to be removed.  

Project plans

Here’s what the project will involve:

  • Formalising the existing parking areas with road seal and line marking.
  • New pedestrian crossings.
  • Update and realign intersection line marking.
  • Planting a rain garden, which is a natural and soft approach to managing stormwater drainage.

Turners Beach Community Conversation

These plans, as well as other things happening in the Turners Beach area, will be discussed at the upcoming Turners Beach Community Conversation.

When:

Thursday 18 April 2024, from 6:30 pm.

Where:

Turners Beach Bowls & Community Club, 5 Henry Street, Turners Beach.

Light nibbles and hot drinks will be provided. To RSVP or submit a topic for discussion, please email exec@centralcoast.tas.gov.au or call 03 6429 8900 before the day of the event.

 

Anzac Day 2024 Central Coast Services

Dawn Services 

Ulverstone Cenotaph – 6am 

Dawn march, led by veterans, ex-service and serving personnel to form up at 5:45am at Victoria Street (directly behind Council offices) and proceed along Reibey Steet to the Shrine of Remembrance. Please note, this is not a wreath laying service. 

Penguin Cenotaph – 5:50am 

Dawn march, led by veterans, ex-service and serving personnel to form up at 5:45am Main Road (outside Henk’s Supermarket) – to proceed east along Main Road to Penguin Cenotaph. Please note, this is not a wreath laying service. 

Main Services 

Ulvrstone cenotaph – 11:30am

Main parade to form up at 10:45am in Victoria Street (directly behind Council offices) and proceed along Reibey Street to the Shrine of Remembrance for commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony. 

Penguin Cenotaph – 11:10am

Main parade to form up at 10:45am in Main Road (outside Henk’s Supermarket) to proceed east along Main Road to Penguin Cenotaph for commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony. 

Forth Cenotaph – 9am

Main parade to form up at 8:45am at Village Store (at Forth and Wilmot Roads intersection) to proceed along to Forth Road to Cenotaph for commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony. 

North motton reserve – 2pm

Commemorative service and wreath laying ceremony at North Motton Reserve Cenotaph (no march). 

Enquiries and bookings for wreath laying

 

Click here for information on the road closures that will take place for the Ulverstone and Penguin Anzac Day March and Service.