International Football School, Kariong
Region Central Coast
Population (2016): 335,000
Key industries: Construction, retail trade, health care and social assistance

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 Government is investing in better services for the region and promoting economic growth, including by bringing additional public service jobs to the area, which will have flow-on benefits for businesses and the community.

Key highlights include:

  • continuing work on the $348.0 million redevelopment of Gosford Hospital with $87.2 million allocated in 2017-18
  • $200.0 million for Wyong Hospital Redevelopment with $10.0 million allocated in 2017-18
  • $188.3 million in 2017-18 for Central Coast roads. This includes:
    • completing the upgrades at the Wyong Road intersections with the Pacific Highway and Tumbi Road
    • commencing construction of the M1 Pacific Motorway widening between the Kariong interchange and the Somersby interchange
    • continuing construction on the M1 between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges and on the Pacific Highway widening between Lisarow and Ourimbah
    • $1.5 million in 2017-18 for the Empire Bay Drive, The Scenic Road and Cochrone Street intersection upgrade (planning)
  • continuing works on the Wamberal Public School upgrade
  • $2.0 million over two years from 2017-18 for the Kariong Fire Station renovation and extension
  • investing an estimated total of $2.0 million in 2017-18 towards repairing the Coastal Wall at The Entrance
  • continuing with the relocation of 300 staff from the Office of State Revenue to Gosford by 2019.