COSS Supporters will continue the legacy of Beryl and Allen Strom, and many others, who fought to protect vital conservation areas on the Central Coast and across the State. We have national parks and the COSS system because of the efforts of our community, and we need more champions like them.
If you stand in most places in the former Gosford Local Government Area (LGA), the southern part of the Central Coast, and look up to the ridges of the hills, you see vegetation. That is unique and, more importantly, that is COSS.
No other LGA has a reserve system like it.
That is why we need Council and the community working together to ensure its protection and expansion.
Created in 1984, COSS is unique to the former Gosford Local Government Area. It consists of over 70 natural reserves managed by Council as well as private land identified in the COSS Strategy 2010. COSS lands are set aside for plants, animals, nature-based recreation and to preserve the bushland character of the Central Coast. The COSS includes woodland ridges, rainforests, steep cliffs, wetlands, creeks and protects Aboriginal heritage. COSS provides a backdrop to urban areas and ensures residents live in thh vicinity of the natural environment. COSS is continuing under Central Coast Council.COSS was established by the former Gosford Council. It is a network of reserves supporting native vegetation and managed by Council for a number of environmental and community values. The primary purpose is to maintain areas of native vegetation and habitat for native animals on public land.