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Business Chambers call on State Government to fix broken planning system.
4 December 2023
The Peninsula, Gosford Erina and Wyong Business Chambers have called on the State Government to take immediate action to overhaul the NSW planning system amidst systemic delays in development approvals and housing starts. Peninsula Chamber President, Matthew Wales said, “At a time when all levels of government are lamenting the shortage of housing and housing choice, the very system that provides planning approvals is so complex and outdated that it conspires to work against both housi...
Logistics forum visits high-tech manufacturer
4 December 2023
The Central Coast Supply Chain and Logistics Forum held their quarterly meeting at the premises of high-tech manufacturer, 4id Solutions at Wyong in early November, the second since returning following the covid pandemic. In a world where precision, efficiency, and following the rules are super important, the event  showcased game-changing contactless technologies like RFID, sensors, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Morse Long Range Communication. Innovations that help companies tackle tricky ...
Gosford Erina Business Chamber’s 75 years
4 December 2023
Gosford Erina Business Chamber’s 75th Annual General Meeting held in early November saw three new Directors come onto the Board.  They are Mel Archer, Mia Van Tubbergh and Peggoty Koszek They replace former President and Director of over 16 years Rod Dever and Petrina Waddel who was also a director for around the same time as well as Gabbie Bowles who was on the Board for the last three years. In welcoming the new Directors to the Board, President Peter Lawley OAM said that the C...
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...

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