Central Coast Council has announced the resumption of normal camping rules at its Forth Recreation Ground campsite. As of this week, only self-contained campers will be allowed, and a maximum 3-night stay will apply.

Council relaxed the rules last year to provide relief to those experiencing homelessness throughout Tasmania’s harsh winter.

Central Coast Council Mayor, Cr Cheryl Fuller, thanked the community for their patience and compassion.

“We know that at times, the interim arrangements presented challenges for users of the site and members of the wider community, and placed additional pressure on the amenities at the Recreation Ground. Council sincerely appreciates the patience and compassion that has been shown, and we’re pleased that by working together as a community, we were able to make things a bit easier for people during a difficult time.” said Mayor Fuller.

The Mayor said that homeless people impacted by the change have been encouraged to discuss their individual circumstances with Council staff or call Housing Connect on 1800 800 588.