Initiatives

REDES

Central Coast Regional Economic Development and Employment Strategy Document

WHAT IS REDES?
The Regional Economic Development and Employment Strategy (REDES) is the long-term strategy to promote sustainable economic development and jobs growth on the Central Coast. 

It is a framework for collaboration to create the right environment for local jobs growth and a strong local economy.

The three levels of government, business and the education sector collaborate to deliver REDES.

REDES STRATEGY AREAS
REDES has 4 key strategy areas:

 

  1. Strong Future – Economic Enablers
  2. Regional Economy & Innovation
  3. Future Skills & Education 
  4. Marketing the Central Coast as a Business Location

How is REDES implemented?
REDES is implemented through a rolling 18 month Action Plan.

Strategy Implementation Groups (SIGs) collaborate to implement the Action Plan. Each SIG has a lead organisation.

Regional Development Australia Central Coast provides a coordination role for REDES.

An Executive Group oversees REDES. The Executive is chaired by the Minister for the Central Coast and includes the CEO of Central Coast Council and the Chair of Regional Development Australia Central Coast.

 

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS OF REDES

  • Infrastructure Priority List
  • Centres Development
  • West Gosford Interchange
  • University presence in Gosford
  • Learning Hubs & Telecommuting
  • Economic ID Statistics
  • Aged Care Conference
  • Try-a-Skill Forum
  • Indigenous Jobs Market
  • Inno8 Central
  • Arts Central

WHAT’S NEXT?
Building on the region’s strong sense of collaboration REDES partners will deliver outcomes through an Action Plan that promotes:

  • A growing recognition of the Central Coast as a business location.
  • A continuing focus on job creation and skills development.
  • A strengthening of partnerships between business and education.
  • A continuing emphasis on innovation.
  • A prioritising of key infrastructure to enable economic growth for the region.
  • A growing role for our major urban centres