Purpose and Initiatives

The purpose and function of CCMC is to act as an umbrella and representative organisation for the different manufacturing industry groups in the region, to connect them to each other, to set up and grow a manufacturing network and to connect industry with the community. It will interface with all levels of government and act as a lobby group to create investment opportunities on the Central Coast and its social fabric.

Its key initiatives are

  • To assist the Industry groups in supporting their manufacturing membership  base.
  • To develop projects and clusters to drive manufacturing sustainability on the Central Coast.
  • To develop a common events calendar
  • To gain recognition for manufacturing on the Central Coast
  • To drive innovative manufacturing practices.
  • To create a collaborative and cooperative environment and benefit from the strength of working in numbers.

CCMC’s activities are in line with the NSW Government Regional Economic Development and Employment Strategy for the Central Coast.

Manufacturing Futures Forum

On Tuesday, 8th November 2012, an invited group of local manufacturers joined Central Coast Manufacturing Connect Board members, representatives of  NSW Business Chamber; Enterprise Connect and NSW Trade and Investment for the Manufacturing Futures Workshop.

Facilitated by Narelle Kennedy, CEO of the Australian Business Foundation, the focus of the workshop was to understand how manufacturing on the Coast could be reinvigorated and, most importantly, produce a platform for action moving forward.

After brainstorming ideas and robust discussion  consensus on priority actions was achieved among the group as follows:

  1. Local & tailored manufacturing skills training

  2. Active collaboration & knowledge sharing

  3. Government action to promote & assist manufacturers on the Central Coast

  4. Create a manufacturing identity based on distinctive Central Coast strengths

  5. Attract & retain talented a talented labour force

6.  Fix infrastructure to support manufacturing

Central Coast Manufacturing Connect in line with its initiatives is working on these actions.