Across the region there are fourteen areas have been identified as strategic employment (industrial) areas. They are:
Minor industrial areas are located throughout the region providing a wide range of support services to business and consumer.
The nine kilometre NorthConnex dual-lane tunnel under Pennant Hills Road in northern Sydney, linking the M1 Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga to the Hills M2 Motorway, when completed in 2020 will substantially reduce travelling times between the Central Coast and western and southern Sydney.
This project is seen as a ‘gamechanger’ in respect to access to the Sydney market and for interstate trucking movements.
Property agents are reporting increased buyer activity from Sydney industrial and logistics companies seeing opportunities to relocate to the region.
The Wyong Employment Zone comprises the existing Warnervale Business Park (see later) and Warnervale Airport on the eastern side of the M1 Pacific Motorway plus Precincts 11 and 13 to the north which are presently appropriately zoned but undeveloped as well as Precinct 14 on the western side of the M1 and covers an area of 744 hectares.
Warnervale Airport – An airstrip has been located at Warnervale since the early 1940s and over the past 30 years has been operated as an airport by the Central Coast Aero Club. Owned by Central Coast Council a Concept Plan for the airport to become a General Aviation Hub over the next 20 years was prepared by the former Wyong Council in 2017.
No decision as to the implementation of this Concept Plan has been taken by Central Coast Council.
Tuggerah Business Park is regarded as the region’s premier business location.
Covering 75 hectares, it provides the ideal environment for light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and office operations.
It is strategically positioned to take full advantage of nearby Tuggerah Railway Station, the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and Westfield Shopping Centre and is central to all areas of the region.
Fully serviced with all utilities more than 200 businesses operate within this Park and include manufacturers, distribution centres and warehouses, construction companies and other professional and commercial services.
Tuggerah Business Park is home to a number of international and national companies some of whom are:
More than 200 businesses operate within this Park and include manufacturers, distribution centres and warehouses, construction companies and other professional and commercial services.
Tuggerah Business Park aerial view
Berkeley Vale and the adjoining Fountaindale Industrial Areas are situated 5 – 6 kilometres east from the Tuggerah Exit of the M1 Pacific Motorway.
The headquarters of two of Australia’s major food companies – Mars Food Australia and Sanitarium – are located here.
Medium-sized companies located in the area include: Halley & Mellowes, Linfox Food Services Distribution Centre, Trend Laboratories – TrendPac, Life Health Foods Australia and Palm Beach Motor Yachts.
Somersby Industrial Estate is located adjacent to the Gosford exit of the Sydney-Newcastle Motorway and covers almost 400 hectares, offering sites ranging from 0.4 hectares to 10 hectares.
A number of international and national companies are located in this estate. They include:
Manufacturing - 3S Lighting, Alushapes, Australian Conveyer Engineering, Baltimore Aircoil, Becker Underwood, Borg Manufacturing, CSR-Hebel, Continental Conveyor & Equipment, Delta Laboratories, Robsons., N J Phillips, Protective Fencing, Rimex, Sapphire Aluminium Industries, Sulo, Thermit, and Reinforced Concrete Pipes Australia (RCPA).
Warehousing and distribution - Garden City Products, Bidvest Frozen Foods.
Warnervale Business Park covers 47.6 hectares and is strategically located at the Sydney-Newcastle Motorway and Sparks Road interchange and adjoins Warnervale Airport. The main northern railway line and Warnervale Railway Station border the Park’s eastern boundary.
A number of small logistics companies and distributors are based in the Park.
Major businesses are: Sanitarium, Woolworths Distribution Centre, Coastal Transport Services.
Woolworths Distribution Centre at Warnervale
The Henry Kendall Group are developing the Golflinks Commercial Campus which comprises 14 hectares of land on the Pacific Highway opposite the Wyong Golf Course adjacent to the North Wyong Industrial Area and a few kilometres from Wyong Town Centre.
The Campus has faster than NBN fibre internet connectivity and provides an integrated ecosystem that includes childcare, food outlets, car wash, service station, storage and premium office space.
Nexus - The centrepiece of this Campus is Nexus, a next generation work space that combines the best of serviced offices and co-working facilities.
Nexus is co-located with an onsite data centre that provides redundancy and the fastest fibre internet connection on the Central Coast.
Servers Australia, one of Australia’s leaders in the provision of dedicated server solutions has located its head office and operations centre in the Nexus complex.
Nexus Complex at Golflinks Commercial Campus
The centerpiece of this Campus is Nexus, a next generation work space that combines the best of serviced offices and co-working facilities.
The area zoned 4a General Industrial was established about 40 years ago and comprises approximately 150 hectares while two areas either side, zoned Enterprise Corridors, have been developed in recent years.
The Pacific Industrial Estate an adjoining area developed in recent years has vacant land selling for around $200 plus per square metre.
Major businesses in the area are: Dulmison Australia, FMC, Heyden Frames and Trusses, Pacific Labels, Alfa Laval Aalborg Pty Ltd, Parchem, All States Trailer Spares, Cordina Chickens.
West Gosford Industrial Area is located at the entrance to Gosford, three kilometres from the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway.
This area comprises a mix of light industry and bulky goods retail. Most of the businesses operating in this area are small to medium in size and cover a wide range of service industries, builders’ supplies, auto services, distributors and manufacturers.
North Gosford Industrial Area is located close to the Gosford CBD. Most businesses in this area service the building and automotive industries.
Lisarow Industrial Area is situated five kilometres north of Gosford and is located on the northern and southern sides of the railway line. Most of the companies in this area are medium to large in size. They include: AMS Furniture Systems, BuiltSmart Group, Central Coast Shopfronts, Interpod, Mirait Technologies Australia, Scholastic Australia, McCains Foods (Sara Lee production facility), Accent Office Interiors,
Tumbi Umbi Industrial Area is located on Wyong Road approximately halfway between Wyong and the coastal areas of Long Jetty with the Mingara Recreation Club nearby.
Charmhaven Industrial Area is situated on the Pacific Highway about 12 kilometres north of Wyong. Most businesses in this area service the building and automotive industries.
Major companies operating in this area include Kellogg Australia and Borg Manufacturing.
In close proximity to this industrial area is Lake Haven Shopping Centre.
Kincumber Industrial Area is located between Erina and Avoca and with access to Brisbane Water, caters for small businesses providing services including building supplies and auto services.