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Crouch announces Newcastle university campus for Gosford
7 April 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch MP in opening the Central Coast Economic Breakfast on Wednesday 16th March announced the long-awaited university campus in Gosford for the University of Newcastle would go ahead on the old Mitre 10 site in Gosford. The announcement was made to an audience of some 200 local business and community leaders at a breakfast meeting at Mingara Club. ...
$30m state-of-the-art Health Hub for Gosford
7 April 2022
With demand for healthcare clinicians on the Central Coast continuing to rise at rapid rates, Cornerstone Group has announced it is seeking approval for the development of a $30 million state-of-the-art health building to respond to community needs. Cornerstone Group Managing Director, Simon Heazlewood, said recent research by Colliers International uncovered data showing that on the Central Coast, demand for several health professions, including medical oncologists, paediatricians, and card...
Stagnant economic growth a concern
7 April 2022
After hitting a high of $15,535 million in 2019 GRP has fallen back to levels last seen in 2017. However, it should be noted that the region’s growth over the past 20 years has stagnated.  GRP in 2001 was $112,426 million with year-on-year changes being less than 1% per annum. This compares with Greater Sydney where year on year growth has been running at around 3.5%. Economic activity on the Central Coast has stalled since 2019.  This could be attributable to the COVID pa...
Increase the rate base
9 March 2022
One of the fundamentals in running a business is to increase turnover by finding new customers.  Not putting up the price. If you try that stunt, and many do, you will soon find that your customers are deserting you. It’s not easy.  Sometimes you are in a market sector that is mature or is geographically constrained. But there is always a way to increase the pie, you just have to think outside the box. Of course government, all levels, don’t see it that way.  Ins...
Visionary founder ensured Koala Group’s future
9 March 2022
Founded in 1990 by the late Tony Grieve Koala Publishing Pty Ltd at Fountaindale is a company that has survived thirty years of ups and downs due to his vision for its future and the culture he put in place from day one. His vision for the business was that it would not only “energise the greeting card industry” by delivering what customers want, but its future would be based on a workplace culture that shows employees they are highly valued, no matter what function they perform....

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