About CASAR Park
CASAR Park is the brainchild of local community-minded business people who are passionate about making a difference for the people of the Central Coast. Combining their expertise, technical knowledge and links to the community sector, the founders and partners are committed to establishing a precinct that is a sporting icon and beacon of social entrepreneurship.
The proposed site is a 140 hectare parcel in north Wyong Shire, near the southern boundary for Lake Macquarie City. The landowners have entered into a Heads of Agreement with CASAR Park Supporters Inc for a 60 year lease.
Once completed, the Park will generate $20 million annually in economic contribution to the local economy with 200 jobs and 200 training & work experience positions onsite once fully operational, and a further 150 indirect jobs.
Our partner organisations work with disengaged, disadvantaged and disabled young people every day. CASAR Park is a comprehensive innovation that can produce sustainable and positive outcomes for our youth. We are united in taking action that provides opportunities for social engagement, and for advantage and ability through work experience and training.
CASAR Park Team
Brad Wilson - Co-founder
Born and bred on the Central Coast, completing his schooling here before spending 10 years working and studying in both Newcastle and Sydney. Locally, having owned and operated businesses in construction, finance and professional services, together with his former role as partner in a local Chartered Accounting firm, he is fully aware of the issues facing our young unemployed and local small business. He is an avid motoring enthusiast (of the two- and four-wheeled kind) and has served as an adviser and board member for a number of local and national community organisations.
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Tony Mylan has lived and worked on the Central Coast for 23 years. An active motorcycling enthusiast, Tony works in the education and training sector, as C.E.O. of ET Australia, a not for profit independent community based organisation that runs a high school and a vocational training college across 3 sites on the Central Coast. He currently serves on the board of a number of local
not for profit organisations on the Central Coast and has nearly 20 years of Company Board experience as a Company Director with local, national and international organisations
Jon Thomson has been involved in motor sport as an active competitor, official and organiser since 1978 taking part in rallies as a driver and co-driver and in circuit racing as well as in motokhanas, khanacross, and supersprints and rallysprints as a driver. In the past 30 years he has also been fortunate enough to work as a motoring and motor sport journalist for a variety of outlets. Since 1997 he has run his own PR company handling publicity for key corporate and motor sport clients. Thomson is president of the North Shore Sporting Car Club is Chairman of the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) NSW State Executive.
Natalie Turmine has lived on the Central Coast for 15 years and is an Executive Leader from the employment and training services industry. Her previous role was the Executive General Manager of a $70m Employment Services provider with over 130 locations nationally. With 20 years’ experience delivering innovative and successful employment programs across Australia and Central Coast, Natalie is passionate about assisting the unemployed gain appropriate skills that lead to sustainable employment. Natalie is on a number of Advisory Boards and is currently the Chief Operations Officer of a Not-For- Profit Training, Apprenticeship and Employment provider. Natalie is an avid Sports Bike rider who loves taking her bike out on track days, weekend rides and has recently taken up Motorcycle Drag Racing.
Paul Steer is a marketing specialist with a passion for high performance driving and motor racing, Paul brings a blend of general and sports marketing knowledge with circuit motorsport and track day operational experience. With more than 20 years’ experience in various levels of motorsport including Carrera Cup and V8 Supercars, Paul is the Managing Director of Sydney based marketing firm, My Local Marketing and is a director of exclusive driving experience company, GP EXEC Experiences. Paul has worked with major brands in the Automotive and Marine industry across the world and understands working with Governments having been the Event Director for state significant events.