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Update on the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre

Revitalisation of Gosford City Centre as the capital of a healthy, prosperous and connected Central Coast, is a key Ministerial priority of the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036.


Earlier this year, the Department publicly exhibited a comprehensive range of measures to revitalise Gosford City Centre.


The measures aim to facilitate investment in the city to attract new residents, business, tourists and cultural activity to allow Gosford to fulfil its enormous potential as the vibrant, thriving and liveable capital of the Central Coast.


Submissions made on the exhibited revitalisation package to date are currently being reviewed in detail and are being taken into consideration during preparation of the final Gosford City Centre State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), Development Control Plan (DCP) and Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) due to be released in 2018.


So far the revitalisation package has included:

  • Up to $42 million earmarked from the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) to upgrade vital infrastructure in Gosford City Centre to ensure it can cater for the growing influx of businesses, residents and visitors into the city,
  • An additional $10 million committed to fund public domain upgrades in the city centre and support the Government Architect’s recommendations for a significant regional playground,
  • The revitalisation of Gosford City Centre via Setting the Scene and Early Recommendations Discussion Paper and three place-based reports:
    • Place Report 1 focuses on the recommendations to enhance Gosford’s Civic Heart – Kibble Park,
    • Place Report 2 focuses on the City North to connect the greatly expanded Gosford Hospital to the city across the rail corridor over the train station, to spread the benefits of the enormous investment and development of the health and education precinct.
    • Place Report 3 focuses on linking the city to the waterfront parklands in the City South to draw together locals, land, water, culture, history and recreation in a beautiful parkland destination.
  • A Consultation Paper Gosford City Centre Revitalisation – Proposed delivery mechanisms that outlined:
    • the proposed Gosford City Centre State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP),
    • a Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) to be applied to Gosford City Centre, to enable the Department to deliver ongoing regional infrastructure, civic improvements and increased connectivity, as the revitalisation of Gosford City Centre continues to roll out.
  • The draft Gosford City Centre DCP 2018 (DCP) to provide more detailed design objectives and development controls that:

    •  Support the proposed SEPP
    •  Ensure new development is consistent with the NSW Government Architect’s place-based recommendations for the draft Gosford City Centre Urban Design Implementation Framework (UDIF) that were also exhibited earlier in the year,
    • Promote design excellence resulting in quality urban design and optimal architectural and environmental outcomes for Gosford City Centre.


Visit GoGosford to view the documents mentioned above and take part in the Central Coast Regional Development Corporation's current consultation on the creation of new recreation opportunities on Leagues Club Field.

Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 

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