Successful building developments wanted

 The Central Coast seems to attract a never ending stream of developers who, half the time, finish up doing nothing.

Gosford Township is a perfect example of a multitude of ideas with nothing eventuating. Look at the poor pathetic buildings that have occupied the space opposite the Gosford Council chambers for many years. Gosford Council owns the old Town Centre building, which could easily accommodate the entire council plus the seniors centre in Albany St. Whatever space they had left over could be leased to law firms wanting to be near the Court House. The current council chambers and the seniors centre could then be sold for residential development. Brilliant ideas for a waterfront development but with absolutely no car parking to support it. Haven’t developers woken to the fact that the vast majority of local residents are getting older and rely on their car to go places, therefore they need parking spaces? Then you have the Erina- Terrigal area without any hospital facility, the closest being Gosford or North Gosford. Land should be immediately put aside to allow for such a facility. Erina has become one of the prime retail centres on the Central Coast yet valuable land is being developed for relocatable homes. It’s all very well approving developments, but greater thought should be exercised in what the developments are and where they are going, unlike the excellent unleased building next to Caltex opposite Manns Rd at West Gosford. Gosford desperately needs buildings/ developments that will be successful for the future, otherwise we will die on the vine.

Email, 2 Oct 2014
Rod Fountain, Erina