Central Coast Council

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Central Coast Council
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Central Coast Council
Coordinates 41°16′33″S 146°2′46″E / 41.27583°S 146.04611°E / -41.27583; 146.04611Coordinates: 41°16′33″S 146°2′46″E / 41.27583°S 146.04611°E / -41.27583; 146.04611
Population 21,747 (2010)[1]
 • Density 23.3562/km2 (60.492/sq mi)
Area 931.1 km2 (359.5 sq mi)
Mayor Jan Bonde
Council seat Central Coast, Tasmania
Region Ulverstone and Penguin area
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Website Central Coast Council
LGAs around Central Coast Council:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Burnie Central Coast Council Devonport
Waratah-Wynyard Kentish Kentish

The Central Coast Council is a local government area of Tasmania, Australia on the north-west coast of the state, between the cities of Devonport and Burnie.

The municipality contains two major centres Ulverstone (population 10,424) and Penguin (population 4,040), smaller towns include Forth, and Turners Beach. It has an estimated population of 21,747.[1]

The Central Coast includes the tourist destinations Leven Canyon[2] and Black Bluff,[3] as well as a number of rural areas such as Upper Castra.

The Central Coast Council was created on 2 April 1993, and covers an area of 932 square kilometres (360 sq mi). The municipal boundaries are the Blythe River in the west, Braddons Lookout Road in the east and Black Bluff in the south.[4]

TFR for Central Coast Council was estimated at 1.92 in 2001 and 2.28 in 2006.


Name Position[5] Party affiliation
Jan Bonde Mayor/Councilor   Independent
Kathleen Downie Deputy Mayor/Councilor   Independent
John Bloomfield Councilor   Independent
Shane Broad Councilor   Independent
Garry Carpenter Councilor   Independent
Gerry Howard Councilor   Independent
Rowen Tongs Councilor   Independent
Tony van Rooyen Councilor   Independent
Phillip Viney Councilor   Independent


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 March 2011). "3218.0 - Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2009-10". Retrieved 23 August 2011.  Estimated resident population (ERP) at 30 June 2010.
  2. ^ Leven Canyon
  3. ^ Black Bluff
  4. ^ Central Coast Council - Annual Report 2002-2003
  5. ^ "Councilors - Central Coast Council". centralcoast.tas.gov.au. Central Coast Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

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