600 Commonwealth employees to work in Gosford

The Commonwealth Government will open a new building in Gosford for 600 Commonwealth employees, with the Australian Taxation Office leading the initiative.

“This is a game-changer for the Central Coast,” said member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks. “We’re doubling the number of Commonwealth jobs we said we would locate in Gosford in our Growth Plan, from 300 to 600. “These 600 jobs, with the ATO making up around half this number, will in turn help to drive even more activity to local cafes, local restaurants and local businesses. “In a region with tens of thousands of commuters who leave early in the morning and return home late at night to their families, this is welcome news.

“Planning for the purpose-built facility in Gosford CBD has already started. “We want this to happen as soon as possible. “Having a Commonwealth Agency as a tenant in Gosford boosts investment and provides secondary employment through increased economic activity, and could also help create jobs in the construction phase.“600 jobs is a gamechanger. “It will help build a strong, prosperous future for a region I’m passionate about and will continue fighting for,” said Ms Wicks.


Media release,
15 May 2014
Tim Sowden, office of
Lucy Wicks MP