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New entertainment venue for Gosford – Drifters Wharf
12 November 2021
It’s had a few lives, but the old Iguana Joe’s on Gosford Waterfront is getting a major makeover, and with two experienced business operators behind it, its future as Gosford’s leading entertainment venue is now ensured. The iconic exterior stays the same and the view to Lyon Island stays the same but internally it is being rebuilt to become a live entertainment venue with 500-seat restaurant and bar as well as being a functions and events venue. Founders of the highl...
Central Coast Sports College eyeing expansion
12 November 2021
Central College Sports College is presently working with Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) and their consultant RZK Group on replacing the temporary buildings which were erected to accommodate an additional 100 students at the beginning of 2021. Plans are well underway to provide more permanent classrooms with the project anticipated to cost $2.6m with a grant of $450k to assist with the construction from the Australian Government's Capital Grants Program (CGP) an...
ASX company buys TreeTop Adventure Park Ourimbah
12 November 2021
ASX listed adventure tourism company Experience Co Limited announced in September that it will acquire 14 high rope courses and zipline activities across Australia including the original TreeTop Adventure Park in the Ourimbah State Forest. Founded by Frederic Galimard and Sandrine Gaymard, the first Australian TreeTop Adventure Park opened at Wyong Creek in 2008 followed quickly by the development of three more parks in NSW They also designed, built and operated Wild Ropes at Taronga Zoo an...
SpotGo announced Central Coast Business of the Year
12 November 2021
Central Coast manufacturer and family owned manufacturer of detergents and cleaning materials, SpotGo have taken out the 2021 Central Coast Business Awards Manufacturer of the Year Award. Owned by the Small family and now operated by Brendan Small, the business was founded in 1966 by Mr Small’s father specialising in carpet cleaning. As a result the company developed its own cleaning materials employing their own industrial chemist which have been highly successful. In 2012 the...
Welcome to a new semi-post COVID world
6 October 2021
Its been a difficult two years. The Risk Assessors never dreamt this one up. COVID caught everyone by surprise and through our Business Plans into disarray. Businesses, all businesses, depend on a certain amount of certainty. But we are now into a long period of uncertainty, some people will make it work some won’t.  It takes a particular type of person to turn adversity to an advantage. This takes me back to my very early years after World War II and Australia was accepting mi...

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