Central Coast Council area


The Central Coast Region is located on the coast of New South Wales, and comprises Gosford City and Wyong Shire. The Region encompasses a total land area of about 1,800 square kilometres, including more than 80 kilometres of coastline. The Central Coast Region is a rural and residential area, with some commercial and industrial land use. Rural land is used mainly for farming, timber-getting and coal mining for electricity generation. More than half the Central Coast Region is national parks, state forest, bushland, open space, nature reserves and aquatic environments (beaches and waterways). The population is dispersed across a variety of urban settings, including towns, villages and neighbourhoods. The largest centres are Gosford, Tuggerah-Wyong, Erina, Woy Woy and The Entrance.

Key employment sectors include health care and retail trade, and to a lesser extent, manufacturing and construction, accommodation and food services, and education. The Central Coast Region features two major public hospitals (Gosford and Wyong Hospitals), two small public hospitals (Long Jetty Health Care Facility and Woy Woy Hospital) and three small private hospitals (Berkeley Vale, Brisbane Waters and Gosford Private Hospitals). Erina Fair Shopping Centre and Westfield Tuggerah are the Region’s major retail centres, with other significant centres being the Gosford CBD (Gateway Shopping Centre, Gosford Town Centre, Imperial Shopping Centre and Park Plaza), the Wyong CBD, Bateau Bay Square, Deepwater Plaza Shopping Centre, Erina Mall, Lake Haven Shopping Centre, The Entrance Waterfront Plaza and Toukley Shopping Centre. The Region also has numerous smaller retail centres. Major industrial areas are located in the suburbs of Colongra, Doyalson, Jilliby, Kincumber, Lisarow, Mannering Park, North Gosford, Somersby, Tuggerah, West Gosford, Wyoming and Wyong, including collieries and power stations. The Central Coast Region features two tertiary institutions (TAFE NSW Hunter Institute - Gosford, Ourimbah and Wyong Campuses, and The University of Newcastle - Central Coast Campus) and numerous private and public schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Sydney-Newcastle Freeway
  • Pacific Highway
  • Sydney-Newcastle railway line
  • Warnervale Airport


  • Sydney GPO 80km
  • Newcastle GPO 70km
  • Sydney Airport 90km
  • Port Botany 90km
  • Sydney Cove 85km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Berkeley Vale (southern-most section)
  • Charmhaven (Charmhaven Industrial Area)
  • Colongra (Centennial Coal, Munmorah Colliery, Munmorah Power Station)
  • Doyalson
  • Fountaindale (northern-most section)
  • Jilliby (Bottonderry Waste Management Facility, Warner Industrial Park)
  • Kincumber
  • Lisarow
  • Mannering Park (Chain Valley Colliery, Mannering Colliery, Vales Point Power Station)
  • North Gosford
  • Somersby
  • Tuggerah Business Park
  • Tuggerah Industrial Park
  • Warnervale (north-western section)
  • West Gosford
  • Wyoming
  • Wyong (North Wyong Industrial Estate)

Central Coast NSW

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