A number of home renovation retailers and
interior design consultants also have premises in
Erina all located within a one kilometre radius.
This grouping of homeware retailers provides an
unusual critical mass making Erina a magnet for
home buyers and renovators.
- Most developments in Erina are a
mix of retail and commercial with Fountain Plaza
and adjacent Fountain Corporate being regarded
as the leading commercial complexes.
Regional business banking offices for ANZ,
National Australia Bank and Westpac banks are at
Fountain Plaza. Branches of the Commonwealth
Bank and Bank of Queensland are also located at
Telstra Country Wide’s regional office is based
in the Fountain Corporate complex along with
radio station, StarFM 104.5’s studios and regional
newspaper Central Coast Express-Advocate.
Commercial services in Erina and Erina Fair
include banking and financial services,
lawyers, accountants, finance brokers and
- Erina has attracted a large number
of medical services that include family medical
centres, medical specialists, radiography,
physiotherapy and optical services. Presmed
Australia operates a specialist ophthalmology
day surgery centre in Erina. The Central Coast
Medicare Local headquarters are located at Erina.
• Creative Business
– Creative businesses located
in Erina include: Planet55 Studios, Sterland
Computing, Graphic by Design and managed and
cloud hosting company UltraServe Internet.
• Retirement Living
– Retirement villages
catering for high and mid level retirees are well
established in Erina. They include: Tarragal Glen
and Wood Glen retirement villages operated by
RetireAustralia, Pine Needles Lifestyle Estate and
Green Life Estate. Hammond Care and Aurrum
both operate aged care facilities in Erina.
Woy Woy, Ettalong Beach and Umina Beach make
up the area known as the Peninsula – a unique
residential and holiday area in the south of the
region. It appears isolated from the rest of the region
due to the large expanse of Brisbane Water which
surrounds and separates it from other town centres,
however, this is regarded as its greatest asset.
Population of The Peninsula as at the 2011 Census
Woy Woy is a retail and commercial centre servicing
the Peninsula. It is also the Peninsula’s public
transport hub with rail, bus and ferry services
converging to service the area.
Two shopping centres are located at Woy
Woy: Deepwater Plaza Shopping Centre and
Commercial services at Woy Woy include all major
trading banks, lawyers and accountants.
Brisbane Waters Private Hospital services the whole
Central Coast region.
Traditionally Ettalong Beach has been regarded as
a tourist area and this is enhanced by the Mantra
Ettalong Beach Resort and a number of Bed &
Breakfast establishments in the area. In 2014
Gosford City Council completed a $7.5 million
foreshore refurbishment project that is attracting a
larger number of visitors to the town.
Ettalong Beach is also serviced by a scheduled ferry
service to Palm Beach.
The Ettalong Markets, Paradiso Cinema, Ettalong
Beach Club and a growing number of quality
restaurants are major attractions for residents and
visitors particularly during the tourist season.
In recent years Umina Beach Town Centre has been
transformed into a strong destination retail precinct
with major retailers: Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and
Bunnings being located in the main shopping strip.
The retail offer at Umina Beach is now such that
it attracts customers from a much wider area that
includes Kariong and Empire Bay.
With the NRMA owned Ocean Beach Caravan Park
and other holiday accommodation in the area,
Umina Beach attracts a strong seasonal tourist
Terrigal is best known for its wide range of
restaurants and bars, Crowne Plaza hotel and Star
of the Sea apartments, along with a number of
motels and bed and breakfasts attracting high-
In-fill prestige residential apartment developments
have seen an influx of wealthy Sydney and overseas
buyers moving into the market.
The Central Coast Ultimate Guide to Business