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Gosford City Council is rising to the challenge to provide the people of Gosford with the world class regional city of which our community is worthy. Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the NSW Department of Lands, committing to work together to revitalise the City Centre. The appointment of a strategic design partner, the Cox Group, has brought us ever closer to achieving a cohesive and purposeful vision for the rejuvenation of our city. The redevelopment of Kibble Park is complete, providing a green heart from which the rest of the city can grow. The $2.3 million park redevelopment project features a new playground, shade sails, water feature, performance area, landscaping, pedestrian pathways, increased security lighting and an upgrade to the existing café. Underground water tanks have been installed to irrigate the park via stormwater harvesting. Our community has got behind The Gosford Challenge with pride and passion. Over 1000 citizens of all ages and stages of life, differing abilities, diverse vocations and with varying

During the past year, Gosford City Council has continued its commitment to provide the people of Gosford City with high quality services and facilities across the region. The redevelopment of the Gosford City Centre has been boosted by the achievement of significant project milestones including the formalisation of a Memorandum of Understanding with the NSW Department of Lands, the appointment of a strategic design partner, and the redevelopment of Kibble Park. As part of the Gosford City Playground Strategy, North Gosford and Pearl Beach residents are enjoying improved

connections to the city of Gosford attended the ‘Have Your Say Days’ at Gosford, Woy Woy and Erina to contribute to the transformation of our regional centre.

cultural development of our region. Gosford City Council is working with the Darkinjung Land Council to foster greater relations with the local Aboriginal community.

Across greater Gosford, the opening of the new Killcare Surf Life Saving Club marked the eighth and final surf club to be redeveloped under Gosford City Council’s Surf Club Redevelopment Project.

Gosford City Council is committed to creating a cohesive and integrated community, providing services and facilities of a superior standard for all community members and creating a regional capital city that represents the

Gosford City Council is committed to creating a cohesive and integrated community, providing services and facilities of a superior standard for all community members and creating a regional capital city that represents the diversity, talent and pride of all who live and work in Gosford City. The project—which had an overall investment in the redevelopment of Gosford City surf life saving clubs of over $15 million—has seen the Avoca, Copacabana, North Avoca, Ocean Beach, Terrigal, Wamberal, Umina and now Killcare surf clubs receive substantial upgrades.

diversity, talent and pride of all who live and work in Gosford City. The challenges ahead are many but—with Council and the community working together—we can ensure a better place for ourselves and the generations to follow.

The inaugural meeting of the democratically elected Darkinjung Land Council signifies a new era in the

Mayor of Gosford City Councillor Chris Holstein

community facilities with the opening of new playgrounds in these areas.

In a progressive move, Gosford City Council became one of the first councils in NSW to award eighteen weeks of paid maternity leave and two weeks of paternity leave to its employees—a decision supported by the Local Government and Shires Association and applauded by family and community groups.

The coastal community is celebrating the completion of the Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment Project, with surf clubs at Wamberal and Killcare being officially opened earlier this year. Community members were invited to have their say about the future of Brisbane Water, with workshops held at Wagstaffe, Gosford and Woy Woy, contributing to the development of a Brisbane Water Estuary Management Plan. Work has begun on the new $4.3 million Peninsula Recreation Precinct in Umina. This development will give residents and the broader community access to first class facilities that complement the region’s ability to host both local and regional sporting and community events.

The past twelve months has been an exciting and dynamic time for Gosford City Council. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Council’s dedicated and talented staff who work hard to provide the essential services and premium facilities that underpin the core of our community.

General Manager Peter Wilson

Gosford City Council 08/09 Community Annual Report  

Gosford City Council 08/09 Community Annual Report

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