Meet the Coast’s ‘Makers and Creators’


Monday, 18 January 2021


Connecting with the Coast’s ‘Makers and Creators’ is now easier than ever through a new dedicated digital directory on the Love Central Coast website.

Breathtaking beaches and a beautiful hinterland are synonymous with the Coast but the region’s vibrant and diverse town centres and hidden pockets – shaped by a growing community of unique Makers and Creators – are adding to the magnetic appeal of the region.

Central Coast Council Director Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan said the exciting new digital resource showcases the growing creative enclaves of the Coast.

“We are home to a community of talented and forward-thinking individuals and this fantastic new digital directory makes it easier for all of us to discover and engage with their work,” Ms Vaughan said.

“A Maker and Creator is an individual or group who creates something unique to share with our community and visitors.

“Connect with a truly diverse range of bespoke small business owners who call the Coast home – from painters and poets to beekeepers and craft beer distillers.”

The Makers and Creators microsite on the Love Central Coast website was proudly funded by the NSW Government through $50,000 from the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the digital microsite would boost the profile of local businesses.

“This digital directory will not only help to promote the Central Coast and encourage more tourism for our region, but also make it easier for the community to discover unique and creative ventures taking place,” Mr Crouch said.

“The ‘Love Central Coast’ website and its ‘Makers and Creators’ microsite really does show off the best our region has to offer and is something we can all be proud of.”

Council Administrator Dick Persson AM said the Central Coast’s growing creative community contributes significantly to the vibrancy and diversity of the Coast.

“Talented individuals are increasingly choosing the Central Coast as the destination to establish themselves and their business, which makes an invaluable contribution to the region,” Mr Persson said.

“Makers and Creators put so much passion into what they do and Council is thrilled that this invaluable new digital directory will introduce more locals and visitors to their work.”

A taste of the Maker and Creator brands featured:

  • Kyal and Kara, KK Homewares, professional renovators and designers, Bateau Bay
  • Nicole Berlach, Botanical Artist, Umina Beach
  • Stef Rusbourne, Mowgli Studios, Long Jetty
  • Bee Girl Honey Co., Producer, Noraville
  • Glee Coffee Roasters, Erina Heights & Wyong
  • Fanelli Organics, Producers, Mangrove Mountain
  • Carlie Ballard, Fashion Designer, Umina Beach
  • McKenzie McCaffrey Poems, Poet, Umina Beach
  • Onyx Coffee Spirits, Distiller, West Gosford
  • Rough Idea Designs, Potter, Kincumber
  • Rowsie Lane, Florist, Long Jetty
  • #untrashy – Environmental Activists, Ettalong Beach
  • East Coast Surfboards – Board Shapers, Tuggerah

Explore the Makers and Creators of the Central Coast or submit a free listing at


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Last updated : Mon 18 Jan 2021