this is my second IP up on the NSW Central Coast up at Lake Haven. My first IP was in a similar place and i had to usually bring students up from Sydney to help clean paint etc simply because i cant find labour on the Coast. It seems i will have to do the same for this one. I need door handles changed, lawns mosed, some painting, tap handles , good luck with finding a vacant handyman on the Central Coast. !!! I have rung 6 advertised on gumtree all are tooooo busy.why bother to advertise ? One came out to give me a qoute , actually in the time he was giving me the qoute, took him 45 minutes , he could of changed the door handles !!! He still hasnt sent me his qoute , all i wanted to do was pay cash actually and get it dine immediately. So... Again i will have to try to find Sydney students this weekend to do some painting cleaning etc , i advertised last week on Gumtree here in Sydney and received over 50 texts with guys who even had their own tools but i thought rather than bring them up from Sydney to work on my IP i would try to find local people. So i start texting the Work wanted adverts for gumtree Central Coast... U know the ads similar to 33yo guy desperately wants work will clean and paint etc .. Only for them not to reply or text back that the money being $20 an hour cash was not enough. I texted 8 of these Adverts. Even one young guy 22yo advertised he desperately wanted work and had lost his licence and a baby on the way so i offered to pick him up at his Central Coast home and take him to my IP to paint the inside of the garage at $20 cash an hour x 8 , no way he said , too hot . So please i dont believe the stories that theres no work on the Central Coast, it seems its tooooo difficult to get not only tradesmen but handyman even labourers to do cash work cleaning painting etc. I will again Advertise on Sydney Gumtree for either Saturday or Sunday to take up the Central Coast and cash day for $250 and i bet i get over 50 texts again ok granted they are modtly foreign tradesmen handyman but as long as they can change door handles i dont mind , do some painting cleaning etc and i drive them to and from the coast.about 90 minutes each way and i pay them even for that time. My last IP i had South American tradesmen drive up from Sydney with me and they didnt complain and worked hard . All i can say is.... Must be money in being a handyman on the NSW Central Coast if you have to refuse jobs .!!! Here in Sydney i can get a handyman here within 30 minutes.