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Tourism – A hobby or an industry
6 November 2023
The history of tourism on the Central Coast goes back more than 80 years.  To a time when Sydney’s blue-collar workers packed up their tents, hooked up their caravans and spent the summer school holidays across the whole of the region. Camping areas and caravan parks dotted the coastline from Umina to Budgewoi. The people who came here on holiday were not wealthy, so it was a cheap way to get away and spend the Christmas and Easter holidays.  Although most camping areas and...
Manufacturing Commissioner talks to Coast manufacturers.
6 November 2023
  The NSW Modern Manufacturing Commissioner, Lisa Emerson MSc made her second visit to the Central Coast this year addressing 52 senior executives representing local manufacturers, government, and the education and training sectors at a breakfast seminar at Mingara Club in mid-October. Ms Emerson said manufacturing was a key economic driver for the region. She shared her perspective on challenges and opportunities for Australian manufacturers and her view that greater connectedness and...
2023 IWWF World Waterski Racing Championships to add over $5 milllion to Coast economy.
6 November 2023
The 2023 IWWF World Waterski Racing Championships will be held on Brisbane Water, Gosford from the 9th to 19th November 2023. It will be the first time in over twenty years that the event has been held in Australia and will showcase Gosford to the World. The IWWF World Racing Council members, Officials, Judges and most of all the athletes who will come from all over the world with their teams to compete in Australia. The event will see over a hundred teams competing including their familie...
Sara Lee goes into voluntary administration.
6 November 2023
After more than 50 years manufacturing frozen cheesecakes, pies, crumbles and ice cream products, Sara Lee has gone into voluntary administration. On the 17 October 2023 Vaughan Strawbridge, Kathryn Evans and Joseph Hansell of FTI Consulting were appointed as Voluntary Administrators of Sara Lee Holdings Pty Ltd effective immediately. The Australian based manufacturing business trades as Sara Lee under license from the global owner of the trademark, with rights to operate in ...
UON announces builder for Gosford Campus
6 November 2023
The University of Newcastle has announced the appointment of Hansen Yuncken as the main works contractor to build their new high-tech $63.8 million Central Coast Campus in Gosford at 305 Mann Street. University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO said the tender process was highly competitive and the University was pleased to be working with a company that aligned with its strategic values and boasts a track record in delivering contemporary and dynamic higher-education f...

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