Lifeline will be closing its Wyong retail space at the end of March and will relocate to the Gosford CBD.
According to Lifeline’s Manager of Retail Operations, Jason Fox, the move reflected a shifting demand and a changing trading environment across the region.
“Sometimes, organisations like ours have to make challenging decisions, mindful that our role is to support our local communities, which means allocating our resources as effectively as possible in an effort to deliver maximum benefit to those who we support,” Fox said.
“Lifeline has been part of the local community for more than 20 years, so this decision has not been easy.
“We want to thank all of our volunteers and customers alike who made our store an integral part of the Wyong business community, history and landscape,” Fox said.
Lifeline’s Wyong retail store will cease operating on March 29.
The Gosford store will be located on Mann St, and Fox said Lifeline planned to have it operational by mid-April.
Despite the move, Fox said Lifeline was not abandoning the Northern Central Coast and announced plans for new frontline services tailored to the north.
“We are not leaving the northern end of the Central Coast completely, and we will soon be able to share news about new frontline services that we will be offering in the local community, including our face to face counselling service.
“This service is provided at no charge and is available to all in our local Central Coast community,” Fox said.
Media release, Feb 19
Jason Fox, Lifeline