Central Coast Labor MP’s today congratulated the newly elected Mayor of Central Coast Council, Lisa Matthews. The new Mayor was voted into the position by fellow Councillors with 8 votes to 6 over LNP Councillor, Chris Burke.

Mayor Matthews has taken the reigns from the now Deputy Mayor, Jane Smith, who held the Mayoralty since 2017.

The Central Coast community will now be led by two experienced, local women, who have a vested interest in the betterment of the Central Coast and have been involved in local government for over 20 years.


Quotes attributed to Yasmin Catley MP

 “Congratulations to Lisa Matthews and Jane Smith on their election, it’s fantastic to see two experienced and talented women in the top elected positions of our council.”

 “I look forward to working collaboratively with Lisa and Jane in their new capacity, for the benefit of the Central Coast community.”

 “I have no doubt that under their leadership, they will continue to ensure the Central Coast is a great place to live and work.”


Quotes attributed to David Harris MP

 “Central Coast Council is the second biggest Council in the State and it has some complex issues regarding amalgamation, growth and legacy issues from the old Council regimes so I welcome Councillor Matthews to the role of Mayor and former Mayor Jane Smith as her Deputy,”

 “The Council requires thoughtful, informed leadership to deliver the best outcomes for all Central Coast residents.”

 “I look forward to working with the new Council leadership team for the benefit of all Central Coast ratepayers.”


Quotes attributed to David Mehan MP

 Mayor Matthews should be proud of her achievements since her election to Council first in 2008.”

 “I look forward to continuing to work constructively with both Mayor Matthews and Deputy Mayor Smith for the betterment of our community.”


Quotes attributed to Liesl Tesch MP

 “I’m proud that Central Coast Council has elected another strong woman to the position of Mayor to lead our region.”

 “Mayor Matthews has the experience and the vision to guide the Council, and the Coast, through the next twelve months.”

 “I look forward to working with her to help grow our region sensibly and sustainably.”