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The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 aims to build a strong economy capable of generating jobs, providing greater housing choice, essential infrastructure, lively centres for shopping, entertainment and dining, and protecting the natural environment.

Central Coast Regional Plan 2036

The Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 is a 20–year blueprint for the future of the Central Coast.

Person walking on train platform at Gosford train station

Vision

Vision
A healthy natural environment, a flourishing economy and well–connected communities. Read More
Houses overlooking rocks and water at The Entrance

Goal 1 – A prosperous Central Coast with more jobs close to home

Goal 1 – A prosperous Central Coast with more jobs close to home
The Central Coast's economic strengths lie in its skilled workforce, proximity to Sydney, growing population, natural environment and resources. Read More
Tuggerah lake jetty with people standing on it at sunset

Goal 2 – Protect the natural environment and manage the use of agricultural and resource lands

Goal 2 – Protect the natural environment and manage the use of agricultural and resource lands
The region's natural environment is its distinguishing feature. Kilometres of ocean foreshore, coastal lakes, rivers, estuaries, lagoons, valleys and mountains have created corridors that have shaped the region's development. Read More
Bike and bus lane marked on Central Coast highway

Goal 3 – Well–connected communities and attractive lifestyles

Goal 3 – Well–connected communities and attractive lifestyles
The region’s abundance of natural assets – beaches, bush and waterways – offers attractive lifestyles and settings, for a network of centres that service the region's population. Read More
Different types of housing overlooking the sea in Terrigal

Goal 4 – A variety of housing choice to suit needs and lifestyles

Goal 4 – A variety of housing choice to suit needs and lifestyles
Providing a variety of housing types, including more affordable options in both existing and new areas across the region will allow people to age-in-place and maintain their connections with social networks and family. Read More
Central coast highway with cars travelling in both directions

Glossary and end notes

Glossary and end notes
A list of definitions and the reference sources for the Central Coast Regional Plan. Read More