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Central Coast Council
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Central Coast Council
Population 22,401 (2015 est)
 • Density 24.0586/km2 (62.311/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
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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 and Penguin, smaller towns include Forth, and Turners Beach.

The Central Coast includes the tourist destinations Leven Canyon 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.

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


Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Blthye Heads Incl. in Heybridge
Heybridge 507 Includes Blythe Heads, Howth, Sulphur Creek
Howth Incl. in Heybridge
Sulphur Creek Incl. in Heybridge
Preservation Bay Incl. in Penguin
Penguin 3924 Includes Preservation Bay, Carmantown
Cuprona 308 Includes West Pine, Carmena
West Pine Incl. in Cuprona
Carmantown Incl. in Penguin
West Ulverstone 4337
Ulverstone 6343
Turners Beach 1595
Carmena Incl. in Cuprona
Leith 434
Forth 1,024 Includes Forthside (Devonport), Melrose (Devonport) and Paloona (Devonport)
Kindred 417 Includes Sprent
Upper Castra 122 Includes Castra
Castra Incl. in Upper Castra
Nietta Incl. in Preston
South Nietta Incl. in Preston
South Preston Incl. in Preston
Preston 250 Includes Nietta, South Nietta, South Preston, Loongana, Warringa
Loongana Incl. in Preston
Loyetea Incl. in South Riana
Heka Incl. in South Riana
Warringa Incl. in Preston
Gunns Plains Incl. in South Riana
Riana 325
South Riana 449 Includes Loyetea, Heka, Gunns Plains
Sprent Incl. in Kindred
Spalford Incl. in Gawler
Abbotsham Incl. in Gawler
Gawler 792 Includes Spalford, Abbotsham
North Motton 398
Total 21,225
130 Variance
Local Government Total 21,355 Gazetted Central Coast Local Government Area
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