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3 Edgar Adams’ Editorial 4 Good news for Gosford Business news 5 NSW Government announces $18M for University of Newcastle Gosford Campus 6 John Singleton continues investing in Central Coast 6 Woolworths to expand Warnervale warehouse 7 Sydney developer buys Archibald site in Gosford 8 VenuesLive to manage Central Coast Stadium 10 Sanitarium pays $55M for Berkeley Vale warehouse 10 CENTRAL COAST INDUSTRY FESTIVAL 11 Chamberlain Group to be inaugural Industry festival sponsor 11 Customers return to The Chocolate Factory as shop opens again after Covid 12 University of Newcastle maintains position as top 200 university in the world 12 New premises for Saige Accounting 13 Southern Cross Austereo appoints Head of Sales for Central Coast 13 Pauline Wright appointed Magistrate of Local Court of NSW 13 North Officially Rated Under iCIRT 14 Council announces Green Grid Plan 14 Council election set for September 2024 14 Council CFO moves on 15 Scentre Group moves ahead with plans for Tuggerah 15 Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club development plans move to next stage 16 Unique Erina investment property sold prior to auction 18 Renovators Discount Depot leases at Erina 19 Consolidated LEP soon to be implemented 19 NSW BUDGET - $115 million for Coast – billions for Western Sydney 20 Romantic relationship and the workplace – when does consensual intimacy cross the line? 20 Time to switch to Single Touch Payroll Phase 21 Mind you business – Covid relief is over for business owners, and now the struggle is real. 22 Funny business Regular features 4 Edgar Adams’ Editorial 12 Business briefs 14 Central Coast Council news 15 Property news 20 Business tips Business Planning Workshop Wednesday 3 August 2022 | 10am - 12pm Level 1, 207 Albany Street North, Gosford Complimentary workshop valued at $189 02 4320 0500 mail@adviceco.com.au adviceco.com.au/the-u-factor Find more cash, more profit and more time in your business CO N T E N T S Phone 02 4367 0733 Email info@ccbusinessreview.com.au Web www.ccbusinessreview.com.au CONTACT Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter Central Coast Business Review is a Registered Trade Mark of Adams Business Publications Pty Ltd P.O. Box 3259, Erina, NSW 2250 Phone: (02) 4367 0733 Fax: (02) 4367 0744 Email: info@ccbusinessreview.com.au Typesetting by Graphic by Design ph (02) 4365 6777 Print & Distribution by Bromley Direct ph 0412 439 773 © Adams Business Publications 1994. All rights reserved. Reproductions in any part prohibited.While every effort has been made to ensure all information in this magazine is accurate, no responsibility will be accepted by the publisher, Adams Business Publications. The producer accepts no responsibility for illustrations or photographs supplied by organisations or individuals and/or typographical errors. Central Coast Business Review Readership 20,000+ DISTRIBUTION GUARANTEED VIA AUSTRALIA POST In this issue CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

4 the ground was The Bon Tower and Bon Pavilion Restaurant totally funded by Mr Singleton. Unfortunately, Mr Singleton doesn’t get the accolades from the community that he deserves. And we mustn’t forget the Harris Family who, also believe in Gosford, and invested $12 million in refurbishing the Gosford Hotel. And so to the events of the last month! With an election in the offing Premier Perrottet, accompanied by Treasurer Matt Kean, and Cities Minister Rob Stokes came to Gosford on Saturday of the June long week end to announce $500 million toward construction of a fast rail line between Sydney and Newcastle and, by the way, $18 million as the State’s contribution toward a new Gosford Campus for the University of Newcastle (see Page 5) This Government has dragged its feet on funding since 2019. The Feds came up with their share in the 2019 Budget but while this State Government literally poured billions into Western Sydney they refused to contribute a trifling $18 million to educate the young people of the Central Coast. Also last month, came the news that a Sydney developer had acquired the former Union Hotel site with development approval for The Archibald, a 26 level twin tower project that the developer says work will start by the end of the year (see Page 7). Good news for Gosford READING CCBR THIS month has to give us some hope for the future. But first a little history! Looking back ten years, prior to the amalgamation of Gosford and Wyong councils, there was a window when it was all ‘go’ for Gosford and excitement was in the air. Development Applications for residential units that had been held back for donkeys years by council were approved en masse under the McKenna / Anderson council, giving developers and investors real confidence. Significantly, high-rise developments sailed through. And then in 2015 the Baird state government amalgamated Gosford and Wyong Councils which turned out to be an utter disaster. Anthony Roberts MP was appointed Minister for Planning in 2017 around the time that the government had come out with the 2036 Central Coast Growth Plan and announced that he would make the Plan work and importantly for Gosford said he would see the Town Centre and waterfront revitalised. To do that he appointed Coordinator General Lee Shearer to make it happen and established a fully staffed Central Coast regional office of the Department of Planning. Ms Shearer bought in the State Government Architect to come up with what he called a ‘Framework’ for the revitalisation of Gosford. The University of Newcastle while moving ahead with construction of the Central Coast Clinical School and Research Institute adjacent to Gosford Hospital, announced that they would build a campus in Gosford with a proposal for a three-way partnership between them and the Federal and State Governments. Confidence was brimming. And then the wheels fell off! The 2019 state election saw in the Berejiklian Government, Minister Roberts was moved out of Planning to Gaols, Ms Shearer was dropped and the regional office of the Department of Planning closed down and moved to Newcastle. In the end the 2036 Growth Plan was substituted for a no-growth plan full of motherhood statements. The Berejiklian Government became the government for Western Sydney and no interest in the Central Coast. At the same time, the developer of the former Union Hotel site fell over and the site was sold to another developer who went broke. Also, the Frogy’s site has gone nowhere as the developer apparently couldn’t move his funds out of China. The Lederer Group and St Hilliers had big plans for their sites and the funds to move forward but the Regional Planning Panel made sure that would never happen. The one constant in all of this was John Singleton, the one man who has never lost focus on what Gosford could become. In the end the only project that got off E D I T O R I A L Edgar Adams discusses local issues We’ll handle it from here • Major supplier of architectural hardware to the residential and commercial market • Door locks, handles, security and more • Consultation service available • Working closely with direct clients, builders, architects and interior designers • Visit our showroom today! Avoca Beach Architectural Hardware & Locksmiths www.avocaarchitectural.com.au 4382 1286 0412 437 327 177 Avoca Dr, Avoca Beach info@avocaarchitectural.com.au CONTINUED ON PAGE 19 CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

5 NSWGovernment announces $18M for University of Newcastle Gosford campus B U S I N E S S N E W S ITS BEEN A long time coming but persistence has paid off on the part of CCBR and the Gosford Erina Business Chamber with the NSW Government announcing a commitment of $18 million for a new University campus in Mann Street, Gosford. Saturday morning of the long weekend saw NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, Minister for Infrastructure, Cities and Active Transport Rob Stokes and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch in Gosford to make the announcement. The UON Gosford Campus will be a multi-faculty academic and innovation facility and will cut the numbers of students forced to leave the Central Coast to study at university. The new campus will be developed on the 4,650 square metre site at 299-309 Mann St, Gosford. Design work has begun and the new facility is expected to be completed in 2025. The University of Newcastle first flagged their intention to locate a campus in Gosford on the former Mitre10 site owned by the NSW Government in 2018. The Federal Government quickly came to the party supporting the proposal with an $18 million contribution plus student places in the 2019 Federal Budget, thanks to former Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks. The NSW Government was also approached at the same time to support the project with a contribution of $18 million plus providing the former Mitre10 site in Gosford which the government has owned for some 20 years and has never developed it. However, it has taken the NSW Government almost 3 years to come on board with support. UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO who was present for the announcement said, “We are delighted to partner with the Australian and NSW govour teams include Across business, property, criminal, family law and wills & estates law, ernments to realise our vision of creating a new health and business innovation campus in the heart of Gosford.” “We expect to build to more than 900 students studying at the Gosford campus within its first decade of operation, with identified courses in allied health, bioscience, digital transformation, law, business and innovation. In partnership with the Federal and State governments we see an incredible opportunity to activate the Central Coast Education and Employment Precinct and further revitalise the Gosford CBD,” he said. (l to r) NSWTreasurer Matt Kean MP, Greater Cities Commission Executive Director SarahWinter, University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky AO, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet MP and Minister for Cities Rob Stokes MP announcing the NSW Government’s commitment of $18 million for University of Newcastle Gosford Campus Artist’s impression of University of Newcastle’s proposed Gosford Campus CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

6 B U S I N E S S N E W S John Singleton continues investing in the Central Coast JOHN SINGLETON’S CONFIDENCE in the future of the Central Coast continues as he recently unveiled his latest investment plans for the Central Coast with a luxury boutique hotel at Mt White and restoring the former Hawkesbury Inn to its former glory as well as a 40-60 room motel alongside the Elanora Hotel at East Gosford. With the first stage of his long term plans for the boutique lodge having been approved by Central Coast Council, Mr Singleton aims to proceed with what he calls a “10 star” restaurant and 20-room boutique hotel. This follows his acquisition of the former 3.27 hectare Hawkesbury Inn property on the corner of Pacific Highway and Ashbrookes Road opposite his Saddles Restaurant in September 2020. Council’s approval in March was for a house and four bed and breakfast suites however his long-term plan is for the luxurious Lodge. Meanwhile, having bought the Elanora Hotel in 2019 carrying out substantial multi Plans for a major expansion of the Woolworths warehouse and regional distribution centre at Warnervale are now on public exhibition for community feedback. The proposed $67.6M alterations and additions to the existing centre at 11 Warren Rd will add an extra 27,767sqm of warehouse storage to the facility. Plans include an upgrade of the existing service entry to create an express entry for trucks. Vehicle access will continue via Warren Rd with provision for additional entry movements from Woolworths Way. The existing hardstand areas are to be expanded for a truck refuelling and maintenance/wash facility, with two new weighmillion dollar renovations to the property, Mr Singleton is now working on a 40-60 room motel to compliment the hotel. He is also totally renovating The Bon Pavillion restaurant in Gosford at present with a complete refit that will transform it into a bar and steakhouse. Plans are for it to reopen in August which will be a boom for the Gosford CBD. Mr Singleton’s confidence in Gosford’s future has seen him in recent years invest millions firstly the $35 million Bonython Tower in Gosford, the first major investment in Gosford in over 30 years and the Bon Pavillion restaurant. In December last year the Ravello Residences, with 40 luxury apartments on the Gosford Waterfront. In 2018 he opened Saddles Restaurant at Mt White on a 10 hectare property near his home Strawberry Hills, which has become an iconic destination judged by Conde Nast as the most beautiful restaurant in the world. bridges and extra on-site truck parking. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) says the existing centre, built in 2005, is outdated and needs an upgrade in technology, and increased capacity to handle more product lines and provide faster deliveries to Woolworths supermarkets. There will be another 30 full-time operational jobs as well as 100 construction jobs during the building stage. The application, environmental impact statement and accompanying documents related to this State Significant Development (SSD-33701741) can be viewed online at www.planningportal.nsw. gov.au/major-projects Woolworths to expand Warnervale warehouse NSWBUDGET 2022-23 What the Central Coast got University of Newcastle Gosford Campus $18.2M contribution to new Campus. Social Housing - $6.5 million $5.84 M for upgrades to social housing $660,000 for a new social housing project. Infrastructure - $14.1 million $7.3M for Warnervale Town Centre water and sewer plan. $6.8M for Mardi water treatment plant upgrade. Roads - $64.46M for planning continuing construction $26.0M for continuing construction of Pacific Highway at Lisarow $25M for planning and commence construction Tumbi Road and Central Coast Highway, Wamberal intersection $5.46M for planning Manns Rd between Stockyard Place an Central Coast Highway, West Gosford, $7.0M commence construction Blackwall Road and McMasters Road, Woy Woy. $1.0M design work on Pacific Highway through Wyong Town Centre Rail - $29.2M $27.7M upgrade etc of Tuggerah Train Station $1.5M Planning for Tuggerah commuter car park Sundry odds and ends chasing votes - $764,000 2 Ambulance stations – Kincumber and Lisarow John Singleton ProposedWoolworths warehouse and regional distribution centre inWarnervale CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

7 Sydney developer buys Archibald site in Gosford SYDNEY-BASED DEVELOPER ALAND has bought the landmark The Archibald site on the corner of Mann and Donnison Streets, Gosford with plans to start construction this year. The 5,656 sqm site hit the market in late May after owners MacArthur Projects Pty Ltd was placed in Liquidation and with agents Colliers International appointed to sell the property with Development Approval for two towers, up to 26 storeys high, with 289 apartments, sky bar, hotel as well as 167 hotel suites comprised in the project. ALAND CEO George Tadrosse confirmed that the sale was finalised in mid-June after an Expression of Interest process run by Colliers International which closed in March. “It’s a sensational site right in the heart of Gosford, which is increasingly being seen as a key regional location,” Mr Tadrosse said. “We’re delighted to have secured the property and look forward to taking the plans for the project forward to deliver a fantastic new addition to the Gosford skyline. “Subject to planning, we are looking at launching the project sales in spring and starting construction this year.” Mr Tadrosse said while the next step was a comprehensive project review, he expected that “bringing the development to life” would happen quickly. “We have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the city and we’re excited to get this project underway,” he said. ALAND head of development Ryan Lane said that depending upon pre-sales they expected construction to start in the fourth quarter of this year. He confirmed they would largely stick to the Dickson Rothschild architectural design, approved in 2019. “Aesthetically we are very happy with the approved design and we will only be looking to make minor design changes to support ‘best practice improvements’ targeted at constructability, liveability, and functionality,” Lane said Construction on The Archibald started in early 2020 when the Union Hotel was demolished and sewer lines relocated thus preserving the Development Approval. ALAND is an Australian-owned family business, described as “one of Sydney’s largest and leading private groups working within development, construction, finance Chartered Accountants Audit, Taxation and SMSF services for SMEs and Individuals. We provide support, business advice and strategy on accounting, taxation and self-managed super funds. FAST • RELIABLE • PERSONAL • PROACTIVE www.harwoods.com.au | 02 4365 3142 Suite 3.29 Platinum West 4 Ilya Ave, Erina NSW 2250 and property management”. They were established in 2002 and have built more than 30 developments across the Sydney region with current projects including The Hoxton in Liverpool, Paramount on Parkes in Parramatta and The Gladstone Village in Merrylands. B U S I N E S S N E W S Artist’s Impression of the proposed The Archibald development on the corner of Mann and Donnison Streets, Gosford CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

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9 VenuesLive to manage Central Coast Stadium CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL has confirmed that VenuesLive will take over management of Central Coast Stadium bringing a diverse offering of sports games and entertainment for the local community to enjoy and boost the region’s economy. Council continues to own Central Coast Stadium, with the venue also remaining home to the Central Coast Mariners and their games. This will be supplemented with a fresh program of events that appeal to large-scale audiences. Council Administrator, Rik Hart said VenuesLive is one of Australia’s largest private stadium operators and a great fit in helping Central Coast Stadium reach its full potential. “VenuesLive will bring their vast industry network to the venue, with the aim of gradually increasing the quantity and diversity of event offerings for the local community to enjoy,” Mr Hart said. “With VenuesLive having extensive experience in managing some of the country’s most high-profile stadiums, I’m confident that a quality program of entertainment and sports events will be ahead at Central Coast Stadium. “This partnership will allow the opportunity to attract even more visitors to our region, providing a tourism boost to the local economy and hopefully generate revenue for local businesses.” VenuesLive Managing Director, Daryl Kerry said the company was delighted to have been appointed operator of Central Coast Stadium and is looking forward to working with stakeholders and the local community to build an exciting new era for the venue. “Central Coast Stadium is one of Australia’s most picturesque venues and it also has the support of a passionate, vibrant local community who deserve a thriving sport and entertainment precinct,”Mr Kerry said. “We are thrilled to get the opportunity to work with Central Coast Council, home club the Central Coast Mariners and key business stakeholders on the Coast, but we are also looking forward to listening to the fans who bring the colour, energy and excitement to the events. “Central Coast Stadium has almost unlimited potential and we want to help take it to the next level and become a highlysuccessful hub of sport and entertainment, as well as welcoming business, community, If your business banks with one of the big 4, chances are they see you as just another business. At Bendigo Bank, we see you as a person. As a person wanting banking and financial support for your business. For business banking made personal, phone East Gosford on 4323 4559 or search Bendigo Business. Community Bank • Lisarow 4328 5472 • Kincumber 4363 2133 Business banking made personal Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178, AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 A1419239 OUT_2171523 , 24/06/2021 charity and cultural activities on the magnificent Central Coast.” Council is due to begin the transition of management from the start of July 2022. VenuesLive is a leading provider of management and hospitality services to venues and events. It operates three of Australia’s most iconic stadiums – Accor Stadium (Stadium Australia), Optus Stadium in Perth, and CommBank Stadium in Western Sydney, as well as providing catering services to other key venues including McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, WIN Stadium & Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, Netstrata Jubilee Stadium at Kogarah, Sydney Olympic Park Venues and Sydney Motorsport Park. Central Coast Stadium will a fourth stadium under the VenuesLive operational umbrella. B U S I N E S S N E W S Central Coast Stadium Gosford CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

10 Sanitarium pays $55m for Berkeley Vale warehouse M A N U FA C T U R I N G N E W S THE PROPERTY INVESTMENT arm of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, which owns the Sanitarium Health Food Company, has acquired a warehouse and distribution hub at 3 Sanitarium Close, Berkeley Vale located adjacent to the Sanitarium manufacturing facility and national warehouse paying $55 million. The property is currently leased by third-party logistics giant Linfox as a foodservices distribution centre servicing the raw materials and finished stock from Mars Food Australia on a 30 years lease which it is understood expires in 2023. The Mars manufacturing facility is in Corella Close with the Linfox hub nearby. The vendor was the Singapore-listed ESRLOGOS Real Estate Investment Trust, which owns $5.6 billion of logistics assets including 21 properties in Australia including the Linfox operation. The acquisition will provide Sanitarium with “future warehousing and distribution facilities to service increasing consumer demands for its products”, a Sanitarium spokeswoman said. “The facility is key to optimising the company’s future growth plans and is a positive development for the growing hub of food industry expertise and employment on the NSW Central Coast,” she said. Sanitarium manufactures Weet-Bix and Up & Go breakfast products. The property acquired comprise three interconnected buildings that offer a combined gross floor area of 27,762 square metres. ESR-LOGOS Funds Management, manager of the REIT, said the sale of the warehouse to the church organisation was struck at an 18.5 per cent premium to the $46.4 million fair value of the property. It was also 62 per cent higher than the $34 million the ARA Logos Logistics Trust paid in 2018, highlighting the extent to which industrial property values have soared over that time. The property was originally built to service Mars Food Australia production facility opposite some thirty years ago. Speaking to one of the agents involved in the purchase Brad Rogers from Raine & Horne Commercial echoed the sentiment of Sanitarium that it is a great acquisition securing the future logistics needs for the company on the Central Coast. Showcasing organisations small and large, the Awards highlight excellence across innovation, product design, technology, emerging talent and more. The Hunter Manufacturing Awards inspire and encourage the region to secure its place as Australia’s leading manufacturing hub. REGISTRATION AND NOMINATIONS Now open APPLICATION PERIOD Closes 19 Aug 2022 AWARDS NIGHT Friday 28 Oct 2022 Hurry! Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the 2022 Hunter Manufacturing Awards. Visit www.hma.org.au or call 0438 242 899 to find out more. REGISTRATION AND APPLICATIONS ARE NOWOPEN MAJOR SPONSOR WITH THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS ProposedWoolworths’Warehouse and Distribution Centre at Warnervale CENTRAL COAST INDUSTRY FESTIVAL Building resilience in local manufacturing and agricultural business The Central Coast Industry Festival will be the largest event specifically for manufacturers and agricultural production companies ever held on the Central Coast. 22 August 2022 to 3 Sept 2022 Mingara Recreation Club For more information www.centralcoastindustryfestival.com.au CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

11 THE CHAMBERLAIN GROUP, the world’s largest manufacturer of automatic garage door openers, based at West Gosford has signed on to be first exhibitor at the inaugural Central Coast Industry Festival Expo, to be held from 1st to 3rd September this year. A global leader in smart access solutions for the residential and commercial sectors Chamberlain will showcase its market leading products, award-winning manufacturing capabilities, sustainability initiatives and career pathways. Chamberlain is a Central Coast and Australian success story behind the Merlin®, LiftMaster® and Grifco® brands. The Central Coast Industry Festival Expo is an initiative of Central Coast Industry Connect, a not-for-profit industry organisation for the advanced manufacturing and food/drink production sectors in the region. Head of Operations – Oceania, Graeme Sheekey, said collaboration and embarking on a lean manufacturing journey have been critical to the company’s success. “As part of that journey, we joined Central Coast Industry Connect, and they helped connect us with other local manufacturers. We learnt so much from visiting their facilities and then customising what they do for our operations.” Support for apprentices Mr Sheekey said that Chamberlain began focusing on developing skills in-house through apprenticeships in 2018 and will showcase the skills of their existing apprentices on day two of the expo, which will bring industry, schools and universities together to highlight the variety of careers on offer within the advanced manufacturChamberlain Group to be at inaugural industry festival expo Customers return to the Chocolate Factory as shop opens again after Covid M A N U FA C T U R I N G N E W S NEW PATIENTS Comprehensive checkup & clean Includes up to 5 x-rays No Gap (with health insurance) or $290 OFFERS (all patients) Free orthodontic consultation Free dental implant consultation Free cosmetic makeover consultation FINANCE We bulk bill the Medicare CDBS Zip Pay & Zip Money payment plans We partner with SuperCare General Dentistry | Emergency Care | Cosmetic Dentistry Orthodontics & Invisalign | Sleep Dentistry IV Sedation | Oral Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removal | Dental Implants | 3D CT Scanning 02 4323 1933 | www.vcdental.com.au Suite 10, 36-40 Victoria Street, East Gosford NSW 2250 OPEN 7 DAYS 40 YEARS LOCAL THE CHOCOLATE SHOP and café at The Chocolate Factory at West Gosford has reopened after two years of Covid lockdowns with customers, mostly from Sydney, returning in increasing numbers. The Chocolate Factory owner Andrew Yiasemides said it had been a tough time but production of Limar Nougat, marshmallows and other fine chocolate products produced at the West Gosford factory had kept the company running. Covid has had no effect on our manufacturing production which Mr Yiasemides said has been showing a 25% annual increase in recent years. “One of our major customers is supermarket chain Aldi which sells our nougat under our own brand name Nougat Limar across their entire supermarket network across Australia,” he said. “It is very unusual for Aldi to sell products under any brand other than their own, however we have developed a strong relationship with them since they approached us almost ten years ago,” he said. Mr Yiasemides said that they had been developing a growing market in the USA prior to Covid however supply chain issues and the huge shipping cost increases had killed it off. Meanwhile he has developed a new automated production technique to continuously chocolate coat marshmallows and this product along with all their marshmallow products is now their fastest growing product. Now that we can see clear air we are ramping up our retail business with our Shop and Café now open 7-days. “We have an online membership of over 13,000 people and we have just appointed Missing Link Social Media marketing agency to expand reach into the online market as well as to bring more people into our shop,” he said. The Chocolate Factory and Shop employs up to 25 staff. The Chocolate Factory owner Andrew Yiasemides Graeme Sheekey ing, food, beverage and agriculture sectors Mr Sheekey said Chamberlain is on track to become a zero-waste facility at West Gosford by 2025, making it more attractive to the younger generation as an employer of choice. “The Central Coast Industry Festival is a great opportunity for Central Coast manufacturers to collaborate and showcase what we do,” he said. The Central Coast Industry Festival and Expo will be held at Mingara Recreation Club, Tumbi Umbi from August 22-September 3. To learn more about the festival and expo or express interest in being an exhibitor, contact festival organiser Alex Blow at alex@centralcoastfoodalliance.com.au. CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

12 Saige Accounting and Financial Advisors have moved into new offices at 34 Karalta Road, Erina after 15 years in the Platinum Building nearby. However pandemic issues delayed the official opening until mid-June when Saige’s partners were able to invite clients and friends to the office opening. Completed in November last year, Karalta Thirty4 has been created out of what was a 1,167m2 outdated warehouse building that has been converted into a refined and elegant office suite by Tuggerah architects, RZK Group. With its new four commercial tenancies, the entry is via a covered alfresco courtyard and café. The building is designed with a combination of intimate, formal and public spaces. Environmental and sustainability issues have also been considered with 80 solar panels reducing power needs and lowering the ‘Saige footprint’. The building is a stylish example of urban renewal with a modern industrial twist. RZK Group Director and Principal Architect, Claudia Rosznercki said, “the project entailed the adaptive reuse of an existing structure by remodeling the entire building façade to generate a modern and refined urban presence with visual and community appeal. We are proud of the transformation of the old warehouse into a building of prominence”. Commenting on their vision for the project Saige Senior Partner, Karen Hendriks said, “we love the space and the outcomes that were achieved. The transformation is incredible” B U S I N E S S B R I E F S CORPORATE INSOLVENCY & WHEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS Contact Shaw Gidley Newcastl 02 4908 4444 Tuggerah 02 4365 3344 Contact James Shaw, Paul Gidley or Je Shute @shawgidley www.shawgidley.com.au CORPORATE INSOLVENCY & PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST WHEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS SAFE HARBOUR | TURN AROUND | LIQUIDATION | ARRANGEMENT | BANKRUPTCY | CONSULTANTS WHEN EXPERIENCE & REPUTATION MATTERS Contact Shaw Gidley CORPORATE INSOLVENCY & PERSONAL BANKRUP CY SPECIALIST HEN EXP RIENCE MATTERS Contact Shaw Gidley CORPORATE INSOLVENCY & PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY SPECIALIST WHEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS reconstruction insolvency since 1991 02 4908 4444 Open plan office space University of Newcastle maintains position as top 200 university in the world University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor and President Alex Zelinsky AO University of Newcastle has affirmed its position as a world leading university, climbing a further four places to rank 192 in the world in the QS World University Rankings. The Top 200 result continues the University’s strong year-on-year improvement in these rankings since 2014. In just under 10 years we have climbed more than 100 places in our world ranking, despite fierce global competition. University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO said “This ongoing improvement is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our staff and our absolute commitment to being a world-leading university for our regions.” New premises for Saige Accounting Saige Accounting and Financial Advisors’ new office at 34 Karalta Road, Erina CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

13 Southern Cross Austereo appoints Head of Sales for Central Coast Southern Cross Austereo Head of Sales for Central Coast Tim Manton Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) which operates radio stations 107.7 Triple M and 101.3 Hit FM has announced the appointment of Tim Manton as Head of Sales for the Central Coast. Mr Manton joined SCA in December 2021 after three years as Group Sales Manager at Paramount Australia and New Zealand and seven years with the Nine Entertainment Company where he held a number of senior executive positions the last being Group Business Manager. Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia’s leading media companies reaching more than 95% of the Australian population through its radio, television, and digital assets. Under the Triple M and Hit network brands, SCA owns 99 stations across FM, AM and DAB+ radio. Locally radio plays an important role in connecting the community, reaching nearly 60% of the Central Coast population each week. Pauline Wright appointed Magistrate of Local Court of NSW PaulineWright Well known Gosford lawyer, Pauline Wright, has been appointed a Magistrate of the Local Court of NSW. Ms Wright was a Partner at P J Donnellan & Co having joined the firm in 1999, becoming a Partner in 2007. Ms Wright has been active in the law for the whole of her career. She was a Councillor of The Law Society of NSW for many years and President in 2017, before being elected President of the Law Council of Australia in 2020. She was first elected President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties in 2019/20, only the second woman to have held that role. She had served as Vice President for 21 years and B U S I N E S S B R I E F S Argyle Estates Buying or selling a quality business, contact the experts on the Central Coast 024332 6555 EST. OVER 40YEARS Business Brokers Argyle Estates argyle@argyleestates.com.au Graham McMullen – Licensee F.A.I.B.B. 0419326555 was again elected President for 2021/22. She is President and was a founder of the 5 Lands Walk Inc., a community arts body which organises the State Government award-winning 5 Lands Walk community arts event held annually on the Central Coast. She also founded and was President for seven years of 5 Lands Artists’ Collective Inc. North Officially Rated Under iCIRT Tuggerah based North Construction & Building has further cemented its reputation of being a trusted building partner by receiving a 4.0 Gold Star rating under the new independent Construction Industry Rating Tool, iCIRT. The rating tool, pulls together thousands of data points to understand the character, capability, capital, conduct and other vital aspects of building professionals and their projects. Whilst the register is currently geared towards the residential construction sector, North believed it was important for the commercial building industry to participate as well. CONTINUED ON PAGE 19 CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

14 C E N T R A L CO A S T CO U N C I L N E W S Council announces Green Grid Plan CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL has endorsed the Central Coast Green Grid Plan: Our Place, a policy of mostly motherhood statements The Policy appears to aim at providing guidance as Council develops further strategies for its Social Planning Districts and ultimately be included in the Comprehensive LEP. In its recommendation to the Administrator the report says that it introduces a strategic planning document which provides a mapped framework for future place-based planning on the Central Coast and examines the key natural environmental attributes of the region. A first of its kind for regional NSW, the Plan aims to deliver an interconnected network of open space that will keep the Coast’s major centres cool, encourage healthy living, enhance biodiversity and ensure ecological resilience. Council Administrator, Rik Hart said adoption of the Plan, at the 26 April Council meeting, is a key milestone in ensuring the region’s long-term liveability. “The Plan will be used as a framework for LGA-wide and local place planning in the region for the next two decades and beyond and is expected to streamline project alignment for future public projects,” Mr Hart said. “Members of the community have participated in extensive consultation throughout the development of the draft Plan. Council thanks the many and various groups who contributed their thoughts, time and energy at these workshops.” The Plan was placed on public exhibition in September and October 2021. There were 12 workshops; six internal and six external, consisting of three with the reference group, and three with other government agencies, including Lake Macquarie City Council. The feedback received at each of the workshops, combined with public submissions received while on public exhibition, provided valuable input into the development of the Plan. There is no direct cost in Plan adoption, with future strategic planning work intended to be completed in-house by Council’s strategic planning staff and supported by budget included in Council’s Operational Plan. Any future funding for identified projects will be sought via a mixture of internal Council funds (for projects on Council land), internal Government agency funds (for projects on other Government agency land) or through grant funding. For each project, an economic assessment will be made to determine the cost benefit of each project. Council election set for September 2024 Minister for Local Government Wendy Tuckerman has confirmed 14 September 2024 as the date for the next elections to be conducted for the Central Coast Council. This comes after councillors were dismissed in March following the release of recommendations from the public inquiry into the organisation. “By having the election fall into line with the next round of local government elections ensures that Council and ratepayers are not burdened with the substantial cost of holding two elections in a relatively short period,”Mrs Tuckerman said. “The recovery at Central Coast Council is well under way, but it’s critical we allow the Administrator and General Manager time to complete the reforms necessary to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the council.” “Keeping an Administrator in place until the next local government elections in 2024 will provide stability for residents and enable the council to address the recommendations from the public inquiry, before councillors return.” Commissioner Roslyn McCulloch made eight recommendations following the public inquiry into Central Coast Council including recommendations to vacate all civic offices and extend the term of the Administrator, implemented immediately. The remaining recommendations are supported in-principle, noting some are to be implemented by the council and others would require legislative change. Central Coast LGA – Total area: 184,511 sqkms, 120,000 sqkms or 65% native vegetation Council CFO moves on Central Coast Council has announced changes to its executive leadership team following the resignation of Director Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, Natalia Cowley who left the organisation on 16 June 2022. Ms Cowley will take up the position of General Manager at Coffs Harbour City Council. Council’s Chief Executive Officer, David Farmer said Ms Cowley was responsible for significant achievements at Central Coast Council which will have long-lasting positive impacts for the community. “Ms Cowley brought extensive experience with her when she joined Central Coast Council in October 2020 and used her expertise to help the organisation achieve one of the most significant financial turnarounds in Australian Local Government history,” Mr Farmer said. “I wish Ms Cowley all the very best in her new role as General Manager at Coffs Harbour City Council,” said Mr Farmer. Consolidated LEP soon to be implemented See Page 19 CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

15 P R O P E R T Y N E W S SCENTRE GROUP HAS lodged a request to prepare a planning proposal for their land at 60 Wyong Road, Tuggerah (the former Wyong abattoir property situated between the Westfield Tuggerah shopping centre and M1 Expressway), known as the Tuggerah Gateway Site. The planning proposal seeks to create a new community to support the existing Westfield Tuggerah Centre with a range of low, medium, and higher-density housing options to meet future housing demand. The planning proposal will be supported by a site-specific Development Control Plan (DCP) to ensure appropriate built form guidelines are applied in the development design, and a Planning Agreement to provide monetary contributions and works in kind to support the development of the site. The site has been identified in numerous strategic plans as a key gateway to the northern Central Coast. The development of the site will see Tuggerah evolve as a more integrated centre, contributing to its desired future character as a sustainable and vibrant centre, and bringing increased activity, vibrancy and viability to the centre. The Planning Proposal was considered by the Local Planning Panel on 23 June 2022 where independent advice on the proposal was received. Just prior to the NSW State Election in March 2019 Scentre Group had proposed a $2.8 billion Tuggerah Town Centre development with a masterplan covering 70 hectares which then Planning Minister, Anthony Roberts supported. The masterplan land included new community facilities, large green spaces and parklands, and the creation of active transport connections to an updated transport interchange at Tuggerah station. Along with the addition of more entertainment, leisure and dining options at Westfield Tuggerah, the plan also includes residential, commercial office and coworking space, hotels and serviced apartments, senior and aged care living, health and education facilities. Following the 2019 election the plan was shelved. Scentre Group moves ahead with plans for Tuggerah • Flexible lease terms • Competitive rentals • Excellent parking • Air-conditioning, carpets, kitchenette • Balcony access for East Wing suites • Exposure of Complex to Tuggerah Straight FOR LEASE PROFESSIONAL & SPECIALIST MEDICAL SUITES 152-154 PACIFIC HIGHWAY TUGGERAH Easy Parking, great exposure, well maintained & presented property with well known quality tenants including Trader Vics, BCF & Super Cheap Auto, PRP Radiology, Australian Clinical Labs Pathology, Fullerton Health Medical Centre, Geriatrician; Psychologists, Dentist, Sports & Spinal Physiotherapy, Chiropractor, Cafe & more. Ideal for the Professional, Legal, Financial or Medical Specialist with sizes from 16m2 up to 95m2 suitable to Lease or Purchase. Features include: For further details contact Julie Davies on 0402 779 186 Image of proposed Tuggerah Town Centre Masterplan prepared for Scentre Group Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club development plans move to next stage The expansion and revamp plans for The Doyalson-Wyee RSL Club that will see it create its own city in Doyalson, have taken the next step. Central Coast Council at its May 24th meeting approved a planning proposal to rezone the site to allow for revamped RSL Club building, housing, childcare and medical facilities, hotel and extensive recreational facilities including a go-karting track and paintball. Council’s Administrator Rik Hart said it was important to note that this was a planning proposal at this stage and not a development application (DA). “That planning proposal, now that it is signed off by the council, goes to the State Government,” he said. A complete redevelopment of the 45 hectare site is on the cards and will see low density residential dwellings, seniors housing, medical facilities, childcare centre, service station, food outlets, and hotel accommodation. The planning proposal seeks to change local planning controls to allow for the relocation and expansion of DoyalsonWyee RSL Club and gym. The 45 hectares for the massive expansion The redeveloped of the 45 hectare site would be carried out in stages over the next 20 years. The complete redevelopment, expected to create more than 900 jobs, will include around 140 low density houses, 220 seniors’ houses. CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

16 P R O P E R T Y Brad Rogers 0459 921 122 Central Coast 1/202-204 The Entrance Road, Erina • Highway exposure • Fully fitted out • 262m2 with 7 car spaces • For Sale by EOI 1,2,3/26-30 Railway St. Woy Woy • Medical Centre Investment • 677m2 • $273,000 Annual Rental plus GST • For Sale by EOI For Sale For Sale Brad Rogers 0459 921 122 Get results! For further information phone 4367 0733 or email info@ccbusinessreview.com.au ADVERTISE YOUR PROPERTY IN CCBR CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

17 P R O P E R T Y N E W S Investor buys Tuggerah unit An investor has paid $790,000 (GST not applicable) for Unit 1 of 360 sqm at 6 Morton Close, Tuggerah. The commercial office unit is one of a 6-unit complex on the corner of Gavenlock Road and includes three dedicated car spaces. The sale was negotiated by Ty Blanch and Brett Dowling from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast. Investor buys unit off-the-plan in The Key on Gavenlock Currently nearing completion, The Key on Gavenlock complex comprises 14 units in the first stage and 20 units in the second stage on a 6,717 sqm lot at 51-53 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah. With all but a few units remaining Unit 6 of 179sqm has sold to an investor for $599,650 plus GST or $3,350 per sqm. The development is being marketed through Ty Blanch and Brett Dowling from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast. Wyong shop to be convenience store A Sydney buyer has acquired a 315sqm retail shop at 46 Pacific Highway, Wyong and will occupy it as a convenience store. Price paid was $600,000 plus GST. Ben Purdue from LJ Hooker Commercial Terrigal negotiated the sale. Investor buys Gosford retail on 6% pa return An investor has paid $615,000 (GSST not applicable) for Shop 5, 119 Mann Street, Gosford. The 100sqm retail space is currently leased to a nail salon for $38,218 per annum including Outgoings plus GST until December 2023 with renewal option. Anthony Scarcella from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the sale. Sydney developer buys Somersby industrial site A local developer who has developed two other industrial on the Coast in recent years has bought a 4,382sqm level block at 2 Pinnacle Close, Somersby. A DA approval for 14 units applies to the property Price paid was $2.3 million plus GST Brad Rogers from Raine & Horne Commercial Central Coast negotiated the sale. Brett and Garth Hunter from DiJones Commercial Central Coast have sold a unique commercial property at 375-385 Terrigal Drive, Erina opposite McDonalds at Erina Fair on behalf of Central Coast Christian Life Centre Ltd for $6 million just hours before auction. The property, on a 6,043sqm corner site zoned E3/C3 comprises a café and large retail space of 405sqm, 3-bedroom manager’s residence, 3 semidetached townhouses plus 47 car parking spaces surrounded by manicured gardens. Possible annual return on the property is $252,000 per annum plus Outgoings and GST. The vendor is a local investor who will be looking for new tenants to lease the space. A local business has paid $1,580,000 plus GST for Unit 3 in a complex under construction at 43 Pile Road, Somersby The 566.7sqm unit comprises mezzanine office with carpet and air-conditioning. Karen Aubrey from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the sale. Unique Erina investment property sold prior to auction Local business buys Somersby unit off-the-plan CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

18 P R O P E R T Y N E W S Newcastle based retailer of bathroom, kitchen and laundry products, Renovators Discount Depot, have leased units 2 and 5 at 241 The Entrance Road, Erina. Terms of lease for the 473sqm space are 4 years with 4 year option at a rental of $89,000 per annum plus Outgoings and GST. Ben Purdue from LJ Hooker Commercial Terrigal negotiated the lease A restaurateur has leased Shops 1 and 2 at 89-95 The Entrance Road, The Entrance to be operated as a Mexican restaurant. Located at The Oaks Waterfront Resort both spaces have formerly operated as a restaurant and bar. Shop 1 of 158sqm with access to hotel lobby comprises fully equipped bar area and seating area. Shop 2of 491sqm comprises fully equipped kitchen and cool rooms, large dining area and additional bar/ café area at the front of the premises. Terms of lease are8 years with 2 x 8 year options at a rental of $170,000 per annum including Outgoings and GST. Rio Williams from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the lease. Renovators Discount Depot leases at Erina Restaurant leased at The Entrance Distributor leases Tuggerah factory/ warehouse A distributor has leased unit C at 7 Pioneer Avenue, Tuggerah Business Park. The unit comprising a total of 1,477sqm of workspace includes 877sqm clear span factory. Terms of lease are 3 years with 3-year option at a rental of $105,000 per annum plus Outgoings and GST. Ty Balance and Robert Bose from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the lease. EnergyVolt leases Tuggerah unit Electrical company, EnergyVolt Pty Ltd has leased Unit 4 at 1 Reliance Drive, Tuggerah Business Park. The 700sqm unit comprises 470sqm warehouse with additional 80sqm showroom and 150sqm air-conditioned office space. Terms of lease are 5 years with 5-year option at a rental of $95,000 per annum plus Outgoings and GST Ty Blanch and Robert Bose from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the lease. Global Skills leases Gosford office Employment services company, Global Skills, has leased suites 1 and 2, a 403sqm office space comprising 6 separate glass partitioned offices, open plan workspaces and eat-in kitchen at 15 Watt Street, Gosford. Terms of lease are 3 years with 3-year option at a rental of $96,888 per annum plus Outgoings and GST. Anthony Scarcella from LJ Hooker Commercial Central Coast negotiated the lease. Energy company leases at Tuggerah Energy company EnergyVolt Pty Ltd has leased a 291 sqm unit in the new 12 Reliance Drive, Tuggerah Business Park complex. Terms of lease for the 219 sqm unit are 3 years with 3 year option at a rental of $37,500 per annum plus Outgoings and GST. Jaimy Vegter from DiJones Commercial Central Coast negotiated the lease Wyong retail food shop leased A Korean fried chicken operator has leased Shop 10, 14-16 Alison Road, Wyong in the historic Chapman Building. Terms of lease for the 35sqm space are 4 years with 4 year option at a rental of $21,000 per annum including Outgoings plus GST. Josh Nercessian from LJ Hooker Commercial Terrigal negotiated the lease. Disability services company leases at The Entrance Disability services company, WISE Employment has leased a 69sqm shop at 64-66 The Entrance Road, The Entrance. Terms of lease are 3 years with no options at a rental of $25,000 including Outgoings plus GST. Ben Purdue from LJ Hooker Commercial Terrigal negotiated the lease. LEASINGS CENTRAL COAST BUSINESS REVIEW JULY 2022

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