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Council to proceed with new Airport Masterplan
9 March 2022
Central Coast Council is approaching the general aviation industry to help determine the future demand requirements of the Central Coast Airport with a Request For Information (RFI) To general aviation businesses and individuals interested in locating and operating Council Director Corporate Affairs, Natalia Cowley said Council is excited to be presenting an opportunity for the aviation industry and interested parties to have their say in determining the demand behind the Central Coast Airpo...
Covid disruption adds new dimension to Herbies Spices
9 March 2022
Herbie’s Spices Managing Director, Ian Hemphill  says that Covid has reduced their online sales trajectory from five years down to two years with sales having doubled on pre-Covid turnover.  “Our business model has changed,” he says. “While our trade with restaurants in the past was quite substantial, we are not seeing the recovery that we expected as patrons are simply staying safe and staying at home. “We do see this coming back but there is no ques...
Riton Engineering looking to expand as Manufacturing Manager takes over
9 March 2022
One of the Central Coast’s oldest and most respected engineering companies, Riton Engineering, is looking to expand its capabilities and capacity following the management buyout of the business from founder Lyn Whitehurst. Manufacturing Manager, John Clarke takes the helm after sixteen years with the company. Founded by Dr John Whitehurst and his wife Lyn in 1978 Riton has specialised in designing and manufacturing custom solutions across a wide range of sectors from power genera...
Venues Live preferred for management of Central Coast Stadium
9 March 2022
Council has identified the proposal submitted by Venues Live for the management of Central Coast Stadium as being the preferred bid and is now negotiating to finalise the commercial terms of the management agreement. Council continues to own the Stadium. Council issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the management of the Stadium on the 2nd July 2021 as an action under the Central Coast Stadium Strategy adopted by the Council on 23 March 2021. Three responses were received.  One of t...
The Central Coast – What to do with it?
10 February 2022
As a businessperson, or an investor, or a property developer looking at the boundless opportunities the Central Coast has to offer you would have to be very frustrated with the mixed messages that you get from government. Since the first Regional Plan for the Central Coast was introduced in the late 1970s that saw a regional shopping centre at Lisarow, which ended up in Erina a few years later, we have seen a plethora of plans and reports to guide the growth of the region. (CCBR’s res...

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