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Where’s our university campus?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 8 December 2021
Where’s our university campus?
As we come to the end of the year and take a look back over the past twelve months, one has to wonder about the economic future of our region. Opportunities for business and investment abound and there are plenty of businesses who would relocate to the region if it was made easier. One opportunity is for the establishment of a university campus in Gosford.  This is now crucial to Gosford’s future with the Central Coast Council moving its administrative headquarters to Wyong at a ...
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Economic development on the Central Coast

Posted by Edgar Adams on 12 November 2021
Economic development on the Central Coast
This month we publish the 29th edition of The Central Coast – A Better Business Environment, Investment Prospectus 2021-22 Edition This publication, supported this year by Regional Development Australia – Central Coast (RDACC) but mostly local Central Coast businesses, was first published in 1993 as an initiative of CCBR and was the first regional investment prospectus in Australia to promote investment and economic development in the region. It has been produced annually ever si...
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Welcome to a new semi-post COVID world

Posted by Edgar Adams on 6 October 2021
Welcome to a new semi-post COVID world
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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Why is it so hard to get things done on the Central Coast?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 3 September 2021
Why is it so hard to get things done on the Central Coast?
  But first things first! While the State Government is busy mortgaging the future to pay for this pandemic, our younger generations will be paying for it for the rest of their lives, important day to day decisions are being put on the back burner. It is now twelve months since the Premier and Minister for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch made their famous statement that the Greater Sydney Commission had been appointed to develop a “Strategy” “to identify new opportuni...
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Editorial - Who are we

Posted by Edgar Adams on 4 August 2021
Editorial - Who are we
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...
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