Collaboration and action key to COVID-19 regional response


Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) is increasing its focus on regional collaboration, in the wake of the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.

Joining together with a range of economic and community leaders, RDACC is working as part of a local economic taskforce to provide a rapid response to the crisis on behalf of the local business community.

RDACC CEO & Director Regional Development, John Mouland, said quick action and collaborative efforts are key for our region in this unprecedented era.

“Businesses everywhere are facing what for many will be their most challenging period to date,” said Mr Mouland.

“A fast, cohesive and consolidated response to the COVID-19 situation is essential to prepare for a successful recovery for Central Coast businesses and our broader regional community.

“RDACC joins Central Coast Council, Central Coast Industry Connect, Central Coast Food Alliance and Business NSW to form the Central Coast COVID-19 Economic Taskforce and focus on providing a rapid response to issues businesses are facing at a regional level.

The diversity of local industry on the Central Coast is playing a key role in shaping a regional approach to COVID-19.

“We have such a broad range of industries represented here on the Central Coast,” adds Mr Mouland.

“A key role of the Taskforce is to assess the impacts of COVID-19 in accordance with each of our major sectors. We are investigating the best ways to sustain the parts of our local economy that have been hardest hit — such as hospitality, entertainment and tourism — as well as looking at how we can best accommodate the increasing demands placed on areas such as our local healthcare system.

“Accepting that we really are all in this together and developing a cohesive approach to moving forward is critical to our recovery as a region.”

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