Key sectors include health and community services, retail, construction, logistics and warehousing, food processing, agriculture and manufacturing. These industries continue to be of significant economic importance to the region.
Growth is evident in information technologies and business services.
Developing these strengths and focusing on opportunities such as health and wellness, food production innovation and research, digital and creative industries and business services will benefit investors, the region’s community and its economy.
The proximity of the Central Coast to Sydney and Newcastle provides opportunities to increase the value and importance of the region’s agricultural areas and has placed higher demands on its extractive resources.
The NSW Government has already responded to community concerns by banning new coal seam gas exploration for large areas of the Central Coast and identifying parts of the region’s agricultural areas as Biophysical Strategic Agricultural Land.