Bridging the Development Divide: 5th Central Coast Developers Forum Most Popular Yet


Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) and the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW, today hosted their most popular forum to date in the successful Central Coast Developers Forum Series.

The fifth Developers Forum featured keynote presentations by Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris MP, and Central Coast Council CEO, David Farmer, and attracted more than 60 attendees including representatives from all levels of government, regional leaders and local developers, with the aim of improving development and economic outcomes for the Central Coast.

“We are delighted to collaborate with RDACC to provide developers the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns, and discuss potential solutions to development challenges,” said UDIA Central Coast Chair, Caine King. “We are in the midst of a housing crisis on the Central Coast, and we have to find ways to work together constructively to deliver the homes we need in our communities.”

RDACC Chair, Lawrie McKinna, says the popularity of this latest event shows that both government and developers are keen to find a way to expedite more quality development across the Coast.

“Since we began these developer forums in 2021 we have seen a definite strengthening of the relationship between Central Coast Council, the NSW state government and our local developers here on the Coast,” said Mr McKinna.

Council CEO David Farmer addressed the forum about his vision for the LGA now that council is back on sound financial footing. Attendees also heard from Minister for the Central Coast David Harris MP, who outlined the new Government’s priorities and initiatives, including the focus on affordable housing.

RDACC CEO and Director Regional Development, John Mouland, says the forums are an important source of knowledge sharing and support to strengthen understanding for all participants about the constraints and opportunities that exist within the constantly evolving state of development on the Central Coast.

“The ever increasing popularity of this series demonstrates the need for these conversations and we’re looking to continue the momentum we’ve achieved regarding improved development conditions and better communication between all parties involved in the development process.”