Council renews push in the Gosford City Centre
Gosford City Council will ramp up efforts to make Gosford the regional city the Central Coast deserves.
While the State Government’s Central Coast Regional Development Corporation (CCRDC) concentrates its efforts on our waterfront, Council will simultaneously focus on activating the City’s heart.
After a successful community charrette and community Masterplan in 2010, Gosford City Council received an 84% approval rating from their community and they have chosen Council’s Director of Environment and Planning, Colleen Worthy-Jennings to once again lead the City Centre team through the next phase.
With the concept planning already done by the community, the team is set to activate Gosford, make it a destination of choice and generally bring more people to town.
Mayor of Gosford City, Clr Laurie Maher stated; “We want to build on the Community's Masterplan and emphasise what makes Gosford special and what ultimately attracts new investment.
“These are globally challenging times and we will only be able to succeed if we work together - individuals, community groups, business and all levels of government”.
Deputy Mayor, Clr Craig Doyle is in full support adding, “If our region is going to thrive, if we are going to get the high level jobs available to people in other regions of our size, we need our regional city to be an economic powerhouse.
“CCRDC are focussed on getting The Landing across the line and The Landing will bring 4000 jobs to the City.
“Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) has delivered us early roll out of the National Broadband Network, but we can’t sit and wait for someone else to do the lifting.
“No one in this region can afford to wait. Council needs to do its bit and we need to work together now to make Gosford the regional city the Central Coast deserves.”
Is the Gosford Challenge back? ………………The Challenge to grow Gosford never went away, but we are at the next stage now of implementing the community's Masterplan from the inside out.
When asked what this will mean in practical terms, Colleen Worthy-Jennings said, “We will be trialling new approaches we haven’t used before and these won’t be expensive, just different.
"We will also be strengthening old relationships to ensure no opportunities are missed."