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Posted by Edgar Adams on 4 August 2021
The Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks has called for the Central Coast to be a stand-along region. (Page 9). She is right on the button but first we have to work out who we are. CCBR asked this question two years ago in our October 2019 issue. It came about then because the Central Coast was in line to receive a $400 million share from the sale of the Snowy Hydro for infrastructure investment. That got the chop the day the Deputy Premier became Minister for Regions. He...
Posted by Edgar Adams on 7 July 2021
New identity for Gosford CBD As the administration offices of Central Coast Council are centralised in Wyong and the old Gosford Council Chambers sold off to bail the organisation out, Gosford CBD searches for a new identity.Earlier this year Gosford Chamber of Commerce initiated a project that will see the CBD become a music city.
Known as Gosford Beats, cafes and coffee shops and other venues are being encouraged to provide live music in their venues and live music in Kibble Park wil...
Posted by Edgar Adams on 7 June 2021
Another hospital for Gosford Hospitals are big business and private hospitals are even bigger business. So the announcement that the DA for a private hospital at West Gosford as a State Significant development has been approved is a big deal for Gosford (see page 7). The former Ausgrid Depot was acquired by local developers Commercialhq and the Gibbens Group in 2019. Soon after that they were approached by Wollongong based hospital developer AA Crown Holdings with a deal to bu...
Posted by Edgar Adams on 5 May 2021
Firstly though, there are people out there who want to play politics with the council merger and blame the NSW Government for the plight that we ratepayers find ourselves in. Well the Government did the right thing in respect of the merger of Gosford and Wyong Councils. The merger was supposed to stop the ongoing war between the two councils as well as make them more efficient and cost less to operate. The idea was good but the implementation was mad. As Administrator Dick Persson...
Posted by Edgar Adams on 9 April 2021
This month CCBR starts a new segment, the Central Coast Economy. Going back ten years and beyond the Hunter Valley Research Foundation produced a half yearly Economic Indicators for the Central Coast. It ran from 1993 until the newly elected Liberal Government stopped funding it. In the Hunter it is now run by the University of Newcastle and funded by business and local councils and quarterly economic reporting continues very valuable service for that region. The Central Coast Economi...