Big gains in housing and job opportunities have been highlighted in the first Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 Monitoring Report.
Released in mid-December by NSW minister for planning and housing, Anthony Roberts, the report documents the first year of the government’s 20-year blueprint for the Central Coast.
“In its first year the regional plan has enabled the approval of about 1,600 homes and the construction of more than 1,000 for the people of the Central Coast,” says Roberts.
“We’ve also identified more than 1,800-hectares of industrial land that could lead to $66-million in investment to generate new local jobs.”
First-year achievements include:
- Issuing Gateway Determinations (decisions on planning proposals) with potential for 420 jobs and 800 dwellings
- The Government Architect tasked to oversee the revitalisation of the Gosford CBD
- The Gosford Hospital Health and Wellbeing Centre and the University of the Newcastle Central Coast Medical School and Research Institute received $350-million in funding