- September 2020 -

GEBC is lobbying Government to be a region of its own right across all Government departments. Rod Dever said “It’s important that the Central Coast is a definitive region of NSW and doesn’t get bundled into Greater Sydney or the Hunter when it comes to funding.”   
Gosford University - UPDATE
The Chamber continues to lobby Government for a University to be built in Gosford. With the promise on the table, the Chamber maintains its bullishness on this project.
Parking in Gosford
GEBC are continuing with their submission to Council for a 700 car space carpark in the CBD of Gosford. The wheels are in motion as part of the Councils parking strategy
Gosford Beat gains momentum
Music in Gosford will be branded Gosford Beat. The plan for Gosford Beat is to drive visitors and shoppers to the CBD of Gosford while creating an opportunity for all Artists to build their brand.
The Hon. John Barilaro MP recap from Morning Tea


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW The Hon. John Barilaro MP addressed close to a hundred members of the Gosford Erina Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday at a morning tea at The Entertainment Grounds in the first face-to-face meeting for the Chamber since COVID-19 started.
Mr Barilaro’s talk was focused on the regions of NSW of which he confirmed that the Central Coast is one of these regions.
Following a question from President Rod Dever that research has shown that 15 separate government departments and agencies have a differing view of the Coast.
In response to a question from the Chamber’s Treasurer David Evers that “one of the key aims of the Chamber is to have a university campus in Gosford, which was supported by the Premier and the Prime Minister, is there regional funding available to bring this about quickly?”, Mr Barilaro said, “this is something we are committed to.”  In saying that he referred to $27 million in funding for the University of New England for a campus in Armidale.

Some highlights from The Minister’s speech were:
  1. Strong support for a University/Education precinct to be built in Gosford
  2. As a passionate football fan of the round ball kind he was supportive of the Stadium for national sporting events and keeping the Mariners on the Coast.
  3. With special activation precincts already announced throughout NSW the Central Coast is in a great position for funding especially for the University Campus in Gosford.
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