Gosford CBD is identifi ed in the central coast regional strategy 2008 as the capital of the central coast region town centres are located throughout the area servicing the commercial and retail needs of their surrounding suburbs with some taking on a more signifi cant and wider role.
Gosford is another example of a local economy which has struggled because it's primarily about tourism and retirement - but is now revitalising through a combination of government policy decisions and spending on infrastructure.
In February 2014, NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard announced rezoning approval for the old Gosford Public School site and the waterfront. The change will allow developments such as waterfront dining and shopping, hotel and conference facilities, a regional performing arts centre, conservatorium and public recreational areas, creating 2,000 jobs.
Perhaps the single biggest event in the future of Gosford is the announcement in May that the Australian Tax Offi ce intends to relocate 600 public servants from Canberra to Gosford, as part of the costcutting outlined in the federal budget. Such a move would have a considerable impact on the residential property market in the area.
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