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About the Central Coast

The Central Coast is a unique region, unique for a

number of reasons:

• It comprises only two local government areas –

Gosford and Wyong

• Gosford CBD is designated a Regional City while

Tuggerah is a Major Centre. Wyong is designated

a Town

• It is located between Sydney and Newcastle.

(Sydney CBD to Tuggerah is 90 km – Tuggerah to

Newcastle is 91 km)

• While it is regarded by some government

departments as a region in its own right it is

also regarded as part of Greater Sydney by other

government departments,

• It had an estimated resident population of

331,007 as of 30 June 2014

• Total number of residents in employment as of 30

June 2014 was 153,739

• It has a high commuter population of around

40,000 people

• Individual income levels are among the lowest

in NSW

• The major industry sectors by number of people

employed are: Health Care and Social Assistance,

Retail, Construction and Manufacturing.

The administrative centres for Gosford and Wyong

Local Government Areas, which comprise the

Central Coast region, are the CBD’s of Gosford

and Wyong.

Town Centres are located throughout the region

servicing the commercial and retail needs of their

surrounding residential and business areas with

some taking on a more significant and wider role.

They include:

Gosford Local GovernmentArea

Gosford CBD, Erina, West Gosford, Terrigal,

The Peninsula – Woy Woy, Umina Beach and

Ettalong Beach.

Wyong Local GovernmentArea

Wyong Town Centre, Tuggerah, The Entrance,

Toukley, Lake Haven, Tumbi Umbi, Ourimbah.

These suburban centres, or town centres, and their

commercial characteristics are detailed below to

provide a snapshot of the region.

Gosford Local GovernmentArea

GOSFORDCBD

Situated on the shores of Brisbane Water, Gosford

CBD is a major public transport hub with rail and

bus interchange and direct road links to Sydney and

all other areas within the region.

Population of the CBD area at the 2011 Census

was 3,392.

Gosford CBD has many of the attributes of a

Smart City:

Business Centres

The Central Coast Ultimate Guide to Business

June 2015

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