Invest in the Region
The NSW Central Coast has attracted a strong, innovative manufacturing sector that has grown in the past 12 months against the national trend, due to:
- Affordable existing and greenfield sites leading to lower establishment costs.
- Five million people within a two hour drive with a growing population makes the Central Coast an ideal manufacturing location.
- Easy access to transport infrastructure including national highways, ports and airports.
- Motivated and loyal workforce: 38,000 people commute to Sydney or Newcastle to work.
- World Class Education facilities: University of Newcastle and Hunter TAFE are drivers for learning and innovation.
- Industry Support: The Central Coast Manufacturers Connect is a strong manufacturing cluster that has been formed through the collaboration of the major NSW industry bodies and local manufacturing and engineering organisations.
- Significant and well known food brands have operations on the Central Coast, including Sanitarium, Sara Lee, Masterfoods and Cordina Farms. Dynamic engineering firms including Sylvania Lighting Australasia, Pall Australia, Alfa Laval Aalborg Industries and Performance Engineering Group. Other manufacturers including TrendPAC and Borg Manufacturing are servicing national markets from facilities on the Central Coast.
- Emerging Food & Beverage Industry including Eastcoast Foods & Beverages, Six String Brewing Company, Block ‘n Tackle Brewery, Julie’s Place, Little Creek Cheese, Luka Handcrafted Chocolates, Wattle Tree Creek Bush Foods.
Key NSW growth area
This key NSW growth area offers business owners, investors and families great opportunities and a sought after lifestyle. The NSW Central Coast is at the centre of the State’s fastest growing corridor from the northern edge of Sydney to Newcastle. The projected population along this corridor is estimated to be 1.1 million by 2036.
The construction industry is set to boom on the Central Coast with $581 Million worth of building approvals in the last financial year. To meet the projected housing demand over the next 20 years, an average of 1,980 new homes will need to be constructed each year. This is 590 more homes than the current average annual housing production.
The coordinated infrastructure delivery between Federal and State agencies will provide the community with greater certainty, give confidence to investors, and build business confidence and certainty within the construction industry.