As the first elected Central Coast Council settles into their new roles, the future looks bright for regional development.
For almost 10 years, the Central Coast NSW Business Chamber was driving the advocacy platform for a single Central Coast voice on behalf of business and the community.
For too long, funding, business, infrastructure and investment went begging as the former Wyong and Gosford Council’s waged war on each other, while other regions were in the waiting to put their hand up to scoop up the Coast’s lost opportunities. After some time, both Councils moved towards a shared services model, but opportunity and efficiencies were still a challenge for the region.
In May last year the Central Coast Council was formed, and the region took the first important steps forward towards a single Central Coast voice.
Last Saturday, 9 September, business owners, employees and residents of the former Gosford City and Wyong Shire councils went to the polls to elect the first ever amalgamated Central Coast Council. No doubt this event will prove to be a significant date in the history of our region.
At the time of writing this article, the results weren’t finalised, but it was pretty clear that the two major parties were dominating the polls with strong results for both the Labor Party, and the Liberal Party across the five wards, with some surprise showings for the independents mixed in there as well.
The Central Coast NSW Business Chamber congratulates the newly elected Councillors, and we look forward to working with our new Central Coast Council over the elected period for the betterment of the region and the business community.
For more details on the election, click here
Regional Manager, Central Coast, NSW Business Chamber