The publishing of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2018 Monitoring Report, set up to review the implementation of the NSW Government’s 20-year plan for the development of the Central Coast, has revealed significant progress in the second year of the delivery of the plan.

Coordinator General for the Central Coast, Lee Shearer said, “The Government Architect’s Urban Design Framework, and planning controls implementing the vision, will drive further investment, and attract new residents, business, tourists, cultural activity and jobs. They will make Gosford the regional capital it deserves to be”.

The report included the finalised vision to revitalise Gosford City Centre, and steps to support the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council.

The launch of the Strategic Conservation Planning project was another milestone in 2018. The project aims to protect the Central Coast’s unique natural environment, meet its long-term housing and employment needs, and also identify key biodiversity areas with measures to offset any biodiversity impacts on a region-wide basis.

The recent release of the Darkinjung Delivery Framework (DDF) Consultation Paper on exhibition was another major moment of the year, containing planning measures to improve the ability of the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council to drive better economic outcomes from its land.

Further highlights in 2018 include $42million of NSW Government funding for the upgrade of water and sewer infrastructure in Gosford City Centre; $10 million of NSW Government funding to upgrade Leagues Club Field; preparation of the Southern Growth Corridor Strategy for exhibition; and the launch of the Central Coast Regional Plan Info Centre, a space to engage the public about the implementation program.