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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.

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Vision

Vision

A healthy natural environment, a flourishing economy and well–connected communities.

Read about the vision for this region
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.

Economic goals
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.

More on this region's natural environment
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 about community-related directions
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.

See more on this region's housing choices
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.

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