Celebrate Penguin Foreshore Playground Opening Monday 11 December 2023

Central Coast Council is excited to share the news that the long-awaited completion of Penguin Foreshore Playground has arrived. To celebrate, Council invites the community to attend the Penguin Foreshore Park opening.   

When: Monday 11 December 2023, 10am – 12pm

Where: Penguin Foreshore Park, Main Road, Penguin

What: To thank the community for their patience, celebrate the arrival of summer and the completion of Penguin Foreshore Park, Council will be holding an event with free facepainting, ice-cream and children’s entertainment.

“We are delighted to be able to present this beautiful new space to the community and know they have been eagerly awaiting the Penguin Foreshore Playground’s completion.” Said Mayor Cheryl Fuller.

“Council wanted to celebrate this with the community and activate the space once and for all! We look forward to seeing families enjoy the Penguin Foreshore for many years to come.” She said.

It was extremely important that Council did all necessary safety checks and finishing touches to ensure this space was ready for the community to enjoy.

“Despite some delays with the delivery of certain playground parts, Council was determined to completing the Penguin Playground in time for the community to enjoy over summer.  We’d like to thank the Works, Depot, Buildings and Facilities teams for working so hard to bring this fantastic space to the community.” – Said Mark Wisniewski, Manager Asset Services & Infrastructure Services, Central Coast Council

We look forward to welcoming the community to the Penguin Foreshore Playground opening and handing this wonderful space over to be enjoyed by all.


Christmas Closures 2023 – 2024


To allow our staff a safe and happy festive season, Council will be closing the following non-essential services for part of the Christmas and New Year period. 

  • Administration Centre – Ulverstone: Closing 2pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening 8am Tuesday 2 January 2024.
  • Service Centre – Penguin: Closing 2pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening 9:30am Tue 2 January 2024.
  • Works Depot: Closing 2pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening 7:30am Tuesday 2 January 2024.
  • Penguin Visitor Information Centre: Closed Christmas Day. Open all other days subject to volunteer availability.
  • HIVE: Closed Christmas Day. Open all other days 10am – 4pm.
  • Child Care Centre: Closing 6pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening 7am Monday 8 January 2024.
  • Ulverstone Sports & Leisure Centre: Closing 2pm Friday 22 December 2023, reopening 8am Tuesday 2 January 2024.
  • Resource Recovery Centre: Closing 3pm Sunday 24 December 2023, reopening 9am Wednesday 27 December 2023. Closed again on Monday 1 January.
  • Bins Collection Schedules: Bins usually collected on Monday 25 December will be collected two days earlier on Saturday 23 December 2023.
  • Other bin collection schedules: Will be the same throughout the Christmas and New Year period.

For after hours and emergency contacts, click below.

For other important updates during this period, download our Antenno app or follow us on Facebook.  

On behalf of all the team at Central Coast Council, we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.



Tasmania’s Central Coast Council invites the community and stakeholders to attend its upcoming December Council Meeting, followed by Annual General Meeting (AGM). 


December Council Meeting: Monday 11 December, from 6pm 

Annual General Meeting: Monday 11 December, from 7pm 


The Council Chambers located in the Administration Centre, 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone 


Public attendance is welcome. As a light supper will be provided, please RSVP via email: mellissa.eastley@centralcoast.tas.gov.au or phone: 03 6429 8900.

Annual Report

Take a look at a video we recently created to give you a snapshot about the contents of our Annual Report. To view the Annual Report 2022 – 2023, click here.

Information regarding Public Question Time can be found below.

Public Question Time

The meeting Agendas can be accessed by clicking below.

Ordinary Council Meeting – Agendas & Minutes AGM – Agendas & Minutes

An online live stream of the meeting will be made available to view by clicking below.

Live-Stream – YouTube

Previously recorded Council Meetings can be accessed by clicking below.

Central Coast Council – YouTube Channel

Tasmania’s Central Coast revealed as a hotspot for future development at Property Industry Roundtable


Tasmania’s Central Coast revealed as a hotspot for future development at Property Industry Roundtable

On Tuesday 28th November, Tasmania’s Central Coast Council (CCC) welcomed local property industry professionals to a Property Industry Roundtable discussion at Ulverstone Sports and Leisure Centre. The event was hosted by Council’s Mayor Cheryl Fuller, General Manager Barry Omundson, Councillors, and staff. 

It welcomed over 30 property developers, real estate agents and builders from across the local area, intrastate and interstate, including Knight Frank, Fairbrother, JAC Group, and many more.

“It was fantastic to see so many knowledgeable professionals with a passionate interest in our part of the state. We welcome future development interest, as we all know that this greatly benefits the community, especially when done with a thoughtful, sustainable, and strategic lens” said Mayor Cheryl Fuller.

Council staff outlined recent process improvements aimed at making it easier for people to undertake sustainable development and our focus on the customer experience.

Attendees were invited to share their ideas about how Council could further support sustainable development in Central Coast. Key themes to emerge from the discussion included the need for Council to encourage higher density development to improve housing affordability, the importance of community engagement and Council’s role in advocacy to other bodies such as the Tasmanian Planning Commission and TasWater.

“For the past three years, Central Coast has received well over 300 development applications per year, more than either of our neighbouring councils, and this week’s roundtable reinforced that this strong interest isn’t waning.” said Council’s Director Community, Growth and Development, Daryl Connelly.

“There is a lot to be gained from us working collaboratively and strategically with industry, to meet the region’s growing need for residential, commercial and industrial land, while at the same time ensuring we retain the lifestyle and environment that Central Coast is renowned for.” he said.

With community and stakeholder consultation being a vital part of CCC’s focus moving forward, the Property Industry Roundtable discussion has provided Council with a deeper level of understanding to inform its strategic decision-making in the development space moving forward.


Penguin Playground is nearing completion

Council has come a long way since breaking ground on the Penguin Playground site. However, we aren’t quite done yet. Before we can open this lovely new area, we have some final finishing touches to ensure the playground is safe and ready for the community to enjoy for many years to come. 


  • The structural play equipment has gone in and the sub-base for the rubber soft fall was done at the same time.
  • The rubber soft fall and topcoat was next, followed by the sand.
  • The soft fall and play structures were then allowed to settle, followed by safety testing.


  • Now the settling in process is complete, Council will undertake any necessary adjustments to the equipment in order to ensure it is properly levelled and safe for use. This is then followed by the final fixings.
  • The fence is also underway and the natural play elements will be next.


  • Council will undertake the landscaping in Autumn, which is a more desirable time for plant growth.

NOTE: The community will have access to the playground prior to landscaping. Council anticipates completion of the structural and safety elements of the Penguin Playground will be complete prior to Christmas.

Of course, we will keep you all updated if there are any changes. Stay tuned Penguin and get ready to play!


TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – Forth Pub 151 Music Concert, Forth | 6 – 10 December

Council would like to inform the community that the following streets will be closed to vehicles, other than emergency vehicles, from 3pm on Wednesday 6 December until 6pm on Sunday 10 December 2023, for the Forth Pub 151 Music Concert:

  • Leith Road, Forth – from William Street to Forth Road, Forth.

No vehicles are to remain parked in the closed areas during this time. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Below is a map of the impacted area:



Council also wanted to provide the community with some information on the heavy vehicle detour in place for the duration of the event.
The Commission for Transport has issued a permit for heavy vehicles to bypass via the northern section of Leith Road: Between Harvest Moon (288 Leith Road, Forth) and Allport Street East (Bass Highway Access). The permit will be in place between 6.00 pm on Wednesday, 6 December until 5.00 pm on Sunday, 10 December 2023.



The date of Central Coast Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been set, and we are looking forward to sharing the information set out in the Annual Report for 2022–2023. Public attendance is welcome, and a light supper will be provided.

When: Monday, 11 December 2023, 7pm

Where: Council Chamber – Administration Centre, 19 King Edward Street, Ulverstone.

RSVP: It is essential that you RSVP to ensure we can adequately cater for all AGM attendees. Please do so via email: mellissa.eastley@centralcoast.tas.gov.au or phone: 03 6429 8900.

Written Submissions:

Submissions regarding the contents of the Annual Report can be lodged, for consideration at the AGM. If you would like to contribute a written submission, please lodge these by 4pm on Tuesday, 5 December 2023, via email: admin@centralcoast.tas.gov.au or post:

Central Coast Council

P.O Box 220,

Ulverstone, Tas, 7315.


The Annual Report 2022-2023 can be downloaded by clicking below. 

Annual Report 2022-2023

Central Coast Community Events Calendar

Central Coast Tasmania is a vibrant hub of activity, with various Council run or community driven events happening around our municipality for the public to enjoy.

Below is a list of upcoming events happening around our region that Central Coast Council has been informed of. It is not a complete list of all local events, and excludes commercial activities or events run for profit. Click here for a more comprehensive list on the Coast to Canyon website.




The Lions Club of Penguin will be holding the Penguin Christmas Parade on Friday, 1 December, from 7 pm to 8 pm, along Main Road, Penguin. Join the community for some Christmas cheer and to see the fantastic floats this year. For more information, click here.


Join the Ulverstone Municipal Band on Saturday 2 December for some great music for all ages, from 7:30 pm, at East Ulverstone Primary School. Tickets are available from Lees Jewellers or via Eventbrite.com and cost $12 pp, or $8 for children under 14.   


New Mornings will be holding a Families & Grief Seminar on 2 December, from 9:45 am to 3pm, at The Gnomon Room located at The Wharf, Ulverstone. Register via Eventbrite.com, or by calling their office on 6411 6212.


One of the biggest and best community run Christmas events in Tasmania will be happening in Ulverstone on Reiby Street, in Ulverstone. For more information, or to register your float, visit the Coast to Canyon website


The Ulverstone Memorial Clock (Shrine of Remembrance) is turning 70. Join Council on 24 December 2023, from 11 am -12 pm, at The Wave Public Sculpture – 1 Reibey Street, Ulvestone (Outside Hive).  The event will also welcome an extra special guest of honour, one of the builders behind the project. Click here for more information, such as RSVP details. 




Good Gumnuts Festival is coming back in 2024. It will include two fun-filled days of music, camping, food and good times. Click here for more information. 


February 2024

Lift the Lid Walk 2024 | 18 February 2024

On February 18, the Rotary Club of Ulverstone West will be holding their inaugural Lift the Lid Walk 2024. The walk will start at Ulverstone Rowing Club, and the entry fee is $30 for adults, which includes an event t-shirt. Kids under 15 walk free and t-shirts for them can be purchased on the day.
Early bird ticket sales end Feb 2, 2024. For more information, or to register online, click here. 




The Dementia-Friendly Central Coast group gathers at 10am every Tuesday at the Gnomon Room at Ulverstone Wharf Precinct. Click here for more information. 


The Zonta Club of Cradle Coast holds their dinner meeting on the second Tuesday of each month and a coffee catch-up on some Saturday mornings (dates will vary). The purpose of the group is to build a better world for women and girls through service and advocacy.  Click here to enquire via the Zonta Club of Cradle Coast’s Facebook page.  


The Rotary Club of Ulverstone meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month at Returned Services Club (RSC) King Edward Street, Ulverstone, from 5.45pm for 6.15pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is an emphasis on making new friendships and having fun – all while helping out the community.  For more information, please email the Rotary Club directly.


Do you have a community event that the Central Coast community might like to know about? Email Council’s Customer Service team to submit your event for consideration.

Please include the following information:

  • Event name, dates, time and location.
  •  Booking links or website URL for more information.
  • 1-2 sentences about your event, group or the individuals organising it, who is involved and who the event is for. 
  • Optional: An image for possible Facebook promotion (note: this will not be guaranteed and will be at the discretion of Central Council Council).

REMINDER: The Central Coast Community Events Calendar excludes commercial activities or events run for profit. Click here for a more comprehensive list on the Coast to Canyon website.

Ulverstone Memorial Clock Turns 70 Event

The Ulverstone Memorial Clock (Shrine of Remembrance) is turning 70. Join Council, and an extra special guest of honour, to celebrate 70 years since it was completed. 
WHEN: 24th December 2023, 11am -12pm,
WHERE: The Wave Public Sculpture, 1 Reibey Street, Ulvestone (Outside Hive).
WHY: This event will be a special opportunity to celebrate the Ulverstone Memorial Clock as a significant landmark and memorial site, with one of the people involved in the project all those years ago.  The event will welcome guest of honour, Jernej Bajzelj, who was one of the builders behind the clock.  
Photo One:  Features Jernej Bajzelj and colleague, Rex Smith, on the day they finished the clock in December 1953.
Photo Two:  Features the time capsule being installed. It will be another 30 years until it can be retrieved.
Photo Three:  The Ulverstone Memorial Clock (Shrine of Remembrance) today, taken by photographer – Jesse Creedon. 

The Ulverstone Clock Tower is a culturally and historically significant part of the furniture here in Central Coast, and Council can’t wait to celebrate this 70-year milestone with the community.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday 15th December 2023 via phone 03 6429 8902 or email mellissa.eastley@centralcoast.tas.gov.au.


MEDIA RELEASE: Council Adopts Revised Budget to Better Inform Financial Decision-Making

Central Coast Council adopted a revised budget for the 2023-2024 financial year, following a comprehensive review of its budget estimates. The need for a budget review was identified after Council’s financial results for the last financial year revealed a gap between Council’s budget and actual results delivered. This triggered the need to review the current financial year’s budget assumptions.

The original budget showed a projected surplus of $70,000. However, the revised estimates revealed Council will likely have a continued underlying deficit of $233,000 for the current financial year.

Mayor Cheryl Fuller said, “The revised budget reflects a more realistic picture of the expected operating result this year. The changes will enable the Council to enhance financial decision-making, providing the necessary insights to return the organisation’s operating position to a sustainable one in 2024/25”.

The capital works budget has been revised from $29 million to $20 million to better reflect the anticipated timing and delivery of projects for the current year, in line with Council’s organisational capacity and recently adopted term plan. The capital program for 2023-2024 was supported by $2 million in borrowings, however, based on the deferral of projects, these planned borrowings will not be drawn upon this financial year.

The revised budget, and capital works budget amendments, were adopted by Council at the November Council Meeting held on Monday, 20 November 2023. Councillors expressed their satisfaction with the revised budget, which will enable Council to better manage its financial future.


Authorised for general media distribution by Mayor Cheryl Fuller on 22 November 2023. 

Photo by Jenny Archer