Central Coast Strategy feedback required

GSC Chief Commissioner Geoff Roberts, Adam Crouch MP Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and NSW Premier Gladys Gladys Berejiklian announcing the Central Coast Strategy

Central Coast residents are encouraged to have their say on six areas of interest across the region, which the NSW Government and Greater Sydney Commission have identified areas of economic growth.

The survey is part of the seven-week public consultation period of the Central Coast Strategy which will be submitted to the Premier in 2021.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Premier had tasked the GSC (Greater Sydney Commission) to develop and deliver a Strategy that creates new job and business opportunities.

“The Central Coast Strategy is not just another policy or planning document,” Crouch said.

“This Strategy is the first of its kind and will help to cater for future population growth.

“Having consulted with more than 50 industry and Government stakeholders, six areas of interest have been identified by the GSC.

“I encourage everyone in our community to review these areas of interest and provide feedback which will quite literally shape the Central Coast’s future.”

The six areas of interest identified in the Central Coast Strategy include the following.

  1. Locating a university campus in Gosford city centre to bring greater learning opportunities to the region, stimulate the economy and create local jobs.

2. Expanding health services in Gosford to support the Central Coast’s growing population and to generate local jobs.

3. Facilitating faster transport connections to and from regional centres to foster economic growth and new jobs on the Central Coast.

4. Increasing the amount of serviced industrial lands on the Central Coast to support and expand industries such as food technology and advanced manufacturing.

5. Streamlining planning processes to help remove barriers, such as uncertainty and wait times, for businesses looking to locate on the Central Coast.

6. Establishing a high-speed internet network to attract new, diverse businesses to the Central Coast and remove any existing barriers for growth related to digital connectivity.

The online survey can be found on the website, www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/central-coast-strategy.

Feedback will be accepted until January 25, 2021.