The Central Coast Implementation Plan 2018-2020 has been released to set out how the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 will deliver jobs, housing, conservation planning and revitalisation for the region over the next two years.
It is the second two-yearly plan to ensure progress in delivering the Regional Plan since its launch in 2016, continues. Coordinator General for the Central Coast, Lee Shearer, said the updated Implementation Plan outlined what immediate and emerging opportunities will be prioritised for the next two years.
“The Regional Plan is only as good as its delivery,” Shearer said.
“Achieving our vision for a Central Coast with a flourishing economy and jobs close to home, a healthy natural environment and well connected communities, is a shared responsibility between the NSW Government, Central Coast Council, business, industry, institutions and the community,” she said.
“The Implementation Plan 2018-2020 gives all parties a clear line of sight between the vision, four goals, 23 directions, 110 actions and seven focus areas of the Regional Plan, and ensures all the projects are kept on track for optimal delivery.”
The priorities for the next phase of Regional Plan implementation include land use and infrastructure planning for precincts in the growth corridors and regional centres.
The revitalisation of Gosford City Centre will continue to be a focus, according to Shearer. Management of the delivery of housing, jobs and infrastructure will also continue, she said, along with “progressing delivery of strategic conservation planning for the entire Central Coast.” Planning for growth and change in industrial land uses at Kariong and Warnervale will occur to help create more jobs and support the region’s economy.
Commencement of a rapid bus network as part of an integrated transport system that prioritises safe walking, cycling and public transport, will take place under the 2018-2020 timeframe. Preparation of a region wide Special Infrastructure Contributions Plan to fund state infrastructure will take place.
Actions that relate to rural and resource lands west of the M1 Pacific Motorway will also take place, along with “providing strategic land use planning and policy guidance to Central Coast Council”.
Source: Media release, Dec 18 Matthew Porter, NSW Planning