RDACC brings together Central Coast stakeholders
Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) has today hosted a roundtable event with the Central Coast’s key decision-makers across local, state and federal government and business agencies.
The unprecedented roundtable discussion was the first time in local collective memory that critical stakeholders from all levels of government and both sides of the political landscape have been in a room together to collaborate on a cohesive agenda of priorities for the Central Coast.
RDCC Chair, Lawrie McKinna, says the session forms an integral part of RDACC’s role in providing an important conduit between all levels of government and industry to work together towards enhanced outcomes for the Central Coast.
“Today’s roundtable was a significant achievement in strengthening the understanding that we all have about singing with one voice to deliver shared outcomes for our community,” says Mr McKinna.
“I’m appreciative for everyone involved and pleased to see our four State and two Federal government representatives, from both sides of politics, in the same room to talk about what is best for the Central Coast.”
RDACC Director Regional Development & Chief Executive Officer, John Mouland, says today’s roundtable discussions focused on the need to maintain a united identity for the Central Coast to remain competitive and prosperous into the future.
“Together we need to build a strong regional identity that we can all be proud of. There is a lot of good work being done and the roundtable was an opportunity to align key priorities and work towards a common goal,” says Mr Mouland.
RDACC will provide a central point to coordinate and communicate monthly updates Coast-wide on priorities and actions from the collective stakeholders.
The next roundtable is scheduled for April, with the view to have Central Coast Council representation with the anticipated attendance of new council CEO, David Farmer.
Today’s Central Coast Roundtable was attended by:
Lucy Wicks MP Federal Member for Robertson
Emma McBride MP Federal Member for Dobell
Adam Crouch MP Member for Terrigal
David Harris MP Member for Wyong
David Mehan MP Member for The Entrance
Liesl Tesch MP Member for Gosford
Brok Glenn University of Newcastle
Elizabeth York Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)
Chris Smith UDIA
Caine King UDIA
Paula Martin Business NSW – Central Coast
Edgar Adams Gosford/Erina & Coastal Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Scott Goold Regional NSW
Matthew Lusted Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce
Anna Cruckshank Gosford/Erina & Coastal Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Matthew Wales Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Frank Sammut Central Coast Industry Connect
Joanne Martin Central Coast Community College
Lawrie McKinna RDA Central Coast
John Mouland RDA Central Coast