New Smart Work Hub for Gosford

18 June 2015

Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts and Raygun Photography owner Garry Owens at the launch of the Gosford Smart Work Hub

A new Smart Work Hub for Gosford has officially opened its doors, giving Central Coast commuters the chance to work close to home and slash commuting time.

The new facility was launched today, with support for the NSW Government under its $1.5 million NSW Smart Work Hub Pilot Program.

The new Smart Work Hub, located in Gosford's Kibbleplex building, is the second for the Central coast, with the other hub at Wyong already up and running.

Saving time and money for commuters

About 40,000 residents commute from the Central Coast region each day for work. These Smart Work Hubs can help Central Coast residents potentially save thousands of dollars per year in travel costs, travel time, petrol and road tolls.

It also has the potential to save several hours of commuting time for local workers each day – allowing them to spend more time with their families.

The NSW Government is hoping that by locating Smart Work Hubs in areas with large commuter populations, like the Central Coast and Western Sydney, we can take advantage of technology to support smart working practices.

The Smart Work Hub is owned and operated by Gosford Council. It offers high-speed broadband services and on-site facilities including Wi-Fi, video conferencing, meeting spaces and a kitchen.

Smart Work Pilot Program

A 'Smart Work Hub' is a facility or space that offers workers an alternative to working in their normal place of work or working from home. The Smart Work Hub Pilot Program is a priority initiative under the NSW Economic Development Framework.

The NSW Government is collecting data and feedback on the pilot projects' user demand, successful operating models and the benefits for business and the NSW economy

Where are the Hubs?

There are Smart Works Hubs in: