NSW Health
Region Central Coast
Population (2017): 338,000
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.

Regional highlights:

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.

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