Sister City delegation strengthens Gosford’s revitalisation
06-06-2012 12:00 AM
A recent delegation to Gosford’s Sister Cities has laid the foundations for tourism, investment and educational opportunities that will assist in the rejuvenation of Gosford City as the regional capital of the Central Coast.
The delegation, consisting of Mayor of Gosford City Councillor Laurie Maher, Gosford City Council General Manager Peter Wilson and Councillors Chris Burke, Jim Macfadyen and Jeff Strickson visited Gosford’s sister cities of Edogawa, Japan and Nitra, Slovakia as well as our Friendship City of Jinhua, China.
Every Councillor that was part of the delegation covered their own travel expenses and the entire delegation gave of their personal free time to promote Gosford in the international arena.
Mayor of Gosford City, Councillor Laurie Maher said that the visit was a perfect opportunity to utilise our Sister City relationships to promote investment in Gosford.
“The delegation was successful in opening up opportunities for investment and joint ventures with our Sister Cities, with delegates meeting with Tourism Officials in all three cities,” said Clr Maher.
“This visit also enabled us to present the details of the Gosford Challenge and The Landing opportunities to officials in Jinhua, as well as doing radio promotions for Gosford throughout Japan, China and Slovakia.
“In addition to strengthening our cultural ties across the globe, this visit was successful in positioning Gosford City as a prime investment and business destination in overseas markets and can only enhance the continuing growth and revitalisation of our region,” added Clr Maher.