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  • Central Coast Council, Tasmania

    Map showing Central Coast LGA in Tasmania

    Central Coast Council is a local government body in Tasmania, situated in the north-west of the state between Burnie and Devonport. Central Coast is classified as an urban local government area and has a population of 21,362, Ulverstone and Penguin are the two primary towns of the region.

    History and attributes

    The Central Coast Council was established on 2 April 1993 after the amalgamation of the Penguin and Ulverstone municipalities.[2]

    Central Coast is classified as urban, regional and small (URS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments.[3]

    The municipal boundaries are the Blythe River in the west, Braddons Lookout Road in the east and Black Bluff in the south.[4] The Central Coast includes the tourist destinations Leven Canyon[5] and ,[6] as well as a number of rural areas such as Upper Castra.


    Name Position[7] Party affiliation
    Jan Bonde Mayor/Councillor   Independent
    Kathleen Downie Deputy Mayor/Councillor   Independent
    John Bloomfield Councillor   Independent
    Shane Broad Councillor   Independent
    Garry Carpenter Councillor   Independent
    Gerry Howard Councillor   Independent
    Rowen Tongs Councillor   Independent
    Tony van Rooyen Councillor   Independent
    Phillip Viney Councillor   Independent


    Locality Census population 2016 Reason
    Blthye Heads Incl. in Heybridge
    Heybridge 430 Includes Blythe Heads
    Howth 54
    Sulphur Creek 629
    Preservation Bay 74
    Penguin 3849 Includes Carmantown
    Cuprona 120
    West Pine 138
    Carmantown Incl. in Penguin
    West Ulverstone 4191
    Ulverstone 6465
    Turners Beach 1715
    Carmena 26
    Leith 415
    Forth 711
    Kindred 234
    Upper Castra 77
    Castra 51
    Nietta 64
    South Nietta 9
    South Preston 7
    Preston 150 Includes Warringa
    Loongana 20
    Loyetea 25
    Heka Incl. in Gunns Plains
    Warringa Incl. in Preston
    Gunns Plains 171 Includes Heka
    Riana 326
    South Riana 214
    Sprent 138
    Spalford 59
    Abbotsham 95
    Gawler 622
    North Motton 405
    Total 21,484
    (122) Variance
    Local government total 21,362 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area

    See also


    1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). “Central Coast (M) (Tas.)”. 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

    2. ^ a b “Agency Details: Central Coast Council”. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
    3. ^ “Local government national report 2014-2015”. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
    4. ^ Central Coast Council – Annual Report 2002-2003
    5. ^ Leven Canyon
    6. ^ Black Bluff
    7. ^ “Councillors – Central Coast Council”. Central Coast Council. Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 1 February 2015.

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