|Key industries:||Health care and social assistance, construction, retail trade|
With an area of 1,824 square kilometres, the Central Coast is home to beachside communities, vibrant suburbs and rural villages. Its proximity to Sydney and Newcastle gives it a unique competitive advantage.
The NSW Government is investing in better services and promoting economic growth in the region.
Health and education infrastructure:
- continuing works on the $348.0 million redevelopment of Gosford Hospital with $24.2 million allocated in 2018-19 and $7.3 million to continue the $35.5 million Gosford Hospital car park
- continuing works on the $200.0 million redevelopment of Wyong Hospital with $23.5 million allocated in 2018-19
- commencing the $10.2 million Wyong Hospital car park with $6.5 million allocated in 2018-19
- funding for works on the upgrade of Wamberal and Terrigal Public Schools and a new school at Warnervale.
Roads and infrastructure:
- $168.2 million in 2018-19 for road improvements, including:
- $127.3 million for continuing construction on the M1 between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges, the Kariong and Somersby interchanges and the Pacific Highway widening between Lisarow and Ourimbah
- $23.5 million to commence widening the Pacific Highway to four lanes between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street at Lisarow
- $6.5 million towards upgrading the intersection of Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street at Kincumber
- $3.0 million for planning intersection improvements on Central Coast roads at Gosford.
Other infrastructure initiatives:
- Commitment from the Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund including $4.6 million towards the Winnie Bay Cliff Top Walk and $2.9 million towards the proposed Boardwalk Terrigal Beach to the Haven
- $1.8 million in 2018-19 to continue the $2.0 million renovation and extension of the Kariong Fire Station
- $1.0 million in 2018-19 to commence the upgrade of the $3.5 million Gosford Police Station.