Clusters

CCMC is currently working with a number of organisations to develop clusters in the following areas:

  • Food Group - The Central Coast has some of the major food processors and beverage organisations based here. We are also home to a number of small to medium food and beverage companies. A great opportunity exists to to form a collaboration amongst these organisations to establish the coast as a recognised food precinct.Within our network we haveidentified 52 Food and beverage organisations made up of 7 major food companies and the rest SME's.
    The coast should be a major regional player in the food & beverage industry flanked by the Hunter to its north with its wine industry and Sydney to its south with a multitude of large and small food manufacturers and processors. To our west we have the Somersby plateau which has a developing agricultural sector together with its spring water processors.
  • Lean manufacturing -Continuous improvement is fundamental to maintaining a low cost competitive environment in a global economy. Learning to operate in a high cost environment is crucial. Coupling both of these aspects brings about opportunity through innovation. Through the bringing together of organisations who are on the CI journey with thoses who have not started it provides learning and sharing of experiences and ideas and importantly ideas on "finding a better way"
  • Sustainability - Our aim with this cluster is to work with existing groups in the region and in particular those involved with the Sustainable Advantage Program from the NSW Government.
  • Logistics- The Central Coast is ideally placed between Sydney and Newcastle and right on the main transport route of the East Coast. Opportunities exist for a collaborative approach to goods movement in and out of the Coast , looking at freight utilisation, freight movements and the impact on our environmental both on infrastructure and its green implications. The Central Coast Logistics network has been established by Forsythes and The Department of Industry and is supported by CCIC.