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Press Release: Wednesday 15th July 2015

Coast Times News, Mr David Mehan, MP, Labour Member for The Entrance 24 The Entrance Road THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261. P, (02) 4334 1012. F, (02) 4334 3840.

Mr David Mehan, MP, Member for The Entrance

David Mehan Calls On All Levels Of Government To Recommit To The Central Coast

In a speech delivered to The Entrance Chamber of Commerce today, Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, called upon all levels of government to recommit to the Central Coast Region as an important step in creating the conditions for economic success for the area.

He also accuses the Baird Liberal Government of undermining our regional identity with its “Fit for the future” reforms which have driven a wedge between the two Councils whose local government boundaries define the Central Coast Region.

The 2015 Budget

The speech also reviewed the 2015 NSW Budget and its impact on The Entrance electorate.

Mr Mehan warned the chamber that increased reliance on stamp duty and an unreliable housing market matched with massive underspending from the NSW Government put unfair strains on future budgets.

“The Baird Liberal Government is undermining our regional identity with its ‘Fit for the future’ reforms which have driven a wedge between the two Councils whose local government boundaries define the Central Coast Region.” David Mehan MP

In considering our local economy and how this might be made to grow for the benefit of everyone, he outlined a three point plan.

David Mehan Calls On All Levels Of Government To Recommit To The Central Coast #CoastTimes #CentralCoast #News
Three Point Plan
  1. Recommit to the Region: “local leaders and all levels of government need to recommit to the region.”
  2. Promote the Region to the world: “All our actions need to have regard to the way we present ourselves to the outside world; we must be consistent and persistent.”
  3. Economic Reboot:  “Planning needs to start from the bottom up starting with local economic plans developed by local chambers of commerce.  These need to inform the state plan which has been in limbo since last year.”

Quotes attributable to Member for The Entrance David Mehan

“The Baird Liberal Government is undermining our regional identity with its ‘Fit for the future’ reforms which have driven a wedge between the two Councils whose local government boundaries define the Central Coast Region.” Mr David Mehan MP

“The economic success of the Coast requires all levels of government to recommit to the Central Coast Region.” Mr David Mehan MP

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Contact Details

The Office of MP, Mr David Mehan,

The Entrance Road, THE ENTRANCE NSW 2261.

P: (02) 4334 1012

F: (02) 4334 3840

Article Compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times

 


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Promoting Community Well-Being By Supporting Local Business

We Love Locals is dedicated to supporting and promoting small and local businesses in the Gosford, Wyong, Newcastle and Hunter regions.

We Love Locals is all about supporting ‘the little guys,’ even if this means walking or driving a little further, or perhaps even paying a few cents more for what we need (if we can).

We Love Locals believes supporting small and local businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

We Love Locals is about connecting like-minded individuals who believe in supporting small and local business.

We Love Locals values the enormous contribution small and local businesses add to local communities.

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Buy Local – It Saves and Creates Jobs

Statistics show that by supporting independent, locally owned business, significantly more of our money is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers, which continues to strengthen the economic base of the community.

Studies also show that non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than from large businesses.

Many researchers who have studied how money flows have confirmed what we local business owners had already suspected: there is a profound positive economic impact on the community if we can keep the money in our town and region.

Quite simply, when locals buy local from locals more money stays in the local community.

And the way to do this is for all of us, consumers and vendors, to spend locally where possible and affordable. It also requires business owners to develop relationships with consumers that result in greater local spending.

Quite simply, when locals buy local from locals more money stays in the local community.

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Think Global, Act Local

Some Benefits of Buying Local:

  1. It creates more jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our community they provide the most jobs to residents.
  2. It invests in your own community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
  3. It encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

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We hope you love buying locally as much as we do.

And we hope you will join us in our journey to support small and local business in our community by buying locally whenever possible.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as Christina Pinczuk, Steve Wakely, Lee KempGavin Dent and myself roll out Stage 1 of the ‘We Love Locals’ rewards system on the Central Coast.

Until then, stay warm and well,

Gaye Crispin

Founder – We Love Local’


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