Gosford Business Improvement District Incorporated (GBID) is an independent not for profit organisation which allocates and manages the funds collected by the Central Coast Council from commercial property owners within a designated area in Gosford City Centre.
The funds are used for a range of projects and services with the aim to make Gosford a safer, cleaner, commercially vibrant and attractive city.
GBID was established in 2008 after extensive consultation with the business community. A special levy is collected from commercial property owners and funds GBID activities. The organisation has been forming partnerships with the community, business and Government sectors to maximise on opportunities for the revitalization of the Gosford City Centre.
GBID now has a permanent home, being the tenant of the Gosford Visitor information Centre, 200 Mann Street Gosford and shares space with Central Coast Tourism and the Gosford/Erina and Coastal Chamber of Commerce in a display of this strong partnership.
GBID's core role is to improve Gosford City through events, festivals, city beautification works, ensuring adequate security and encourages business retention and new businesses to fill vacant premises. GBID encourages strong support from the retailers of Gosford, Central Coast Council, Gosford/Erina and Coastal Chamber of Commerce and feedback from the local community.
The GBID Committee is made up of the following dedicated members:
Deborah Warwick (Chairperson) Centre Manager - Imperial Shopping Centre
Julius Huszarek (Vice Chairperson)- Central Coast Euro Cars
Daniel Brian (Treasurer) Operations - Central Coast Leagues Club
Andrew Church(Public Officer) - Owner of Kreative Kaizen, Central Coast Interactive War Exhibit and Eagle Wing Education & Training
Alison Vidler - Owner - Alison Vidler Designs
Laurie Maher - CEO - Coast Shelter
Geoff Neilson - Owner - Joslan Securities
Tim Jones - Pastor at Liberty Family Church
Alan Strudwick - Owner Quantum Strategies
Edgar Adams - Central Coast Business Review
The staff of GBID are made up of the following dedicated members:
Project Manager: Edwina Nikora
Business Development Officer: Kim Leecroft
Administration and Events Assistant: Joe Goodwin
Annual Business Plan
This 2016/2017 Business Plan supports the GBID 5 year plan to ensure that we are moving collaborative programs forward, ensuring the viability of GBID as a proactive organisation to advance Gosford City Centre and gaining the required support from stakeholders.
Our focus for the upcoming year is to build on our established key events in Gosford, support community connections through our events and projects, physically enhance the Gosford City Centre through place making and other beautification projects, deliver real value and development opportunities to businesses and continue to provide feedback on security and cleaning operations.
GBID Strategic Plan
We have recently developed a Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2022 which is essential for moving collaborative programs forward, ensuring the viability of GBID as a proactive organisation and gaining the required support from those who pay the established Special Levy.
GBID Annual Report
Our Annual Report as presented at our recent AGM can be downloaded here.
Leasing Opportunities as listed on RealCommercial.com.au in the Gosford Area
Leasing Opportunities as listed on CommercialRealEstate.com.au in the Gosford Area.
Moving your business to Gosford
We are always keen to hear from people who would like to relocate or set up their business in Gosford.
Gosford City is a great base for establishing your business.
- Gosford is recognised by the NSW State Government as the Regional capital of the NSW Central Coast.
- Premises rentals are very reasonable compared with other areas of the Central Coast, NSW.
- Ideally located with the CBD being a public transport hub.
- Situated on the pristine Brisbane Waters and nestled between the surrounding hills, Gosford is just one hour drive north of Sydney on the M1.
- The National Broadband Network is being rolled out. This will open up new opportunities with high-speed internet capability.
- There are approximately 500 businesses within the City Centre, employing over 8000 permanent and casual workers.
- Over 45% of the business district comprises government departments, financial and legal institutions and community services. Gosford is considered the commercial hub of the Coast.
- A healthy mix of retail, cafés and restaurants and services means that your business will be in good company.
- The changing face of Gosford will add vibrancy to the City Centre in the very near future.
- Future planned development of the City Centre and waterfront will bring unique opportunities for people to live, work and play in Gosford.
If we can assist you, please click on the contact us button. We would be very willing to help you to call Gosford home.