Administrator Gives Keynote Address to Regional Cities Summit

Date

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Central Coast Council Administrator has outlined the achievements and priorities of the new Council at the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) NSW’s Regional Cities Summit.

UDIA NSW is the state’s leading development industry body, representing more than 500 member companies and agencies across the public and private sector.  The Summit heard from a range of speakers discussing housing affordability, the economic outlook and opportunities in the regions.

Council Administrator, Ian Reynolds, said Council is now a key economic player on the Central Coast, in the State and in Australia and is uniquely placed as a region in its own right to really deliver outcomes for its community.

“We want to build productive partnerships with the private sector and government to secure the future of our region, which is going to grow by more than 75,000 residents by 2036.

“It is quite simple really, there needs to be more physical and social infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing population.

“Transport availability and connectivity is also essential to ensure our community can get around the Coast.

“We have high levels of youth unemployment on the Coast so there is an urgent need to create more jobs to ensure they have a future here.

“These are just some of the issues we will continue to raise in key industry forums and directly with State and Federal Government.”

“We know what we need to make our community sustainable and economically viable and it is great to know we have 331,000 residents behind us giving us the real bargaining power we need to deliver.”

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