Central Coast Strong Following Election Results


Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) Chair, Lawrie McKinna, has welcomed the elected members for the Central Coast, following the recent NSW state elections.

Mr McKinna says the change of state government to Labor leadership and the fact that four out of five Central Coast seats are occupied by Labor members puts the Central Coast in an advantageous position.

“I would like to congratulate all of our elected members for the Central Coast, following the recent state elections – Liesl Tesch in Gosford, David Harris in Wyong, David Mehan in The Entrance, Yasmin Catley in Swansea and Adam Crouch in Terrigal,” says Mr McKinna.

“Despite some closely contested battles, there has been no change to any of our local seats and I look forward to continue working with all of you to make the Central Coast a priority in terms of funding and investment for the NSW state government.”

RDACC Deputy Chair, Anna Cruckshank, says as always, collaboration will be key to achieve real results for the Central Coast.

“To date, RDACC has been successful in working collaboratively with our elected officials and regional leaders to attract more than $1.5B in regional infrastructure investment to the Coast,” says Ms Cruckshank.

“This was the result of collaboration from all levels of government and sides of politics, as well as cooperation across multiple industry and business sectors.

“With this change of state government, RDACC will continue to facilitate this level of collaboration to tackle the Coast’s key priorities including regional infrastructure investment, modern manufacturing, jobs growth and housing affordability.”

Mr McKinna has thanked all members for their work to date and says the results provide an opportunity to build on collective achievements.

“As a region, we have proven we can work together to achieve positive outcomes for the Central Coast community – no matter what side of politics or level of government you’re from,” adds Mr McKinna.

“We can now strengthen these relationships and build on these collective achievements to achieve even better outcomes for the people of the Central Coast.”