$270K Funding Boost for Local Reserves

The NSW Government has granted over $270,000 for improvements to Crown Land reserves and community facilities across the Central Coast.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said eight sites, including the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve and Patonga Public Hall, would benefit from funding.


“I’m pleased to announce that $271,975 has been secured for local projects as part of the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund,” Mr Crouch said.


“Local reserves as well as the facilities and infrastructure located on them will be upgraded, improved and maintained through this annual funding boost.


“Importantly, this funding for Crown Land reserves also supports the Central Coast economy through more opportunities for recreation and tourism businesses.”


Projects to benefit from funding include:

  • $94,509 towards improving access, controlling weeds and bush regeneration at the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve,
  • $42,069 to construct a new creek crossing and repair the storage shed roof on the Pioneer Dairy at Tuggerah,
  • $30,000 to control Blackberry weed within Tuggerah Nature Reserve,
  • $29,876 to control wild dogs at Mangrove Mountain Flora Reserve under the Central Coast Wild Dog Management Plan to protect domestic pets and the local community,
  • $29,645 to upgrade the car park and driveway at the Kariong Scouts Camp,
  • $22,770 to establish a bush fire protection zone and development of a water-wise garden at the Yarramalong School Community Centre,
  • $19,250 to paint the exterior and interior of the Patonga Public Hall, and
  • $3,856 to control pest rabbits on Crown Land along the Wyong River at Mardi.


Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government is providing $51.7 million from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund this year to support 705 maintenance and upgrade projects on Crown reserves across the State.


“This year’s fund has received a $40 million stimulus boost to support communities that have been impacted by bushfires and COVID-19, to fund infrastructure improvements while supporting jobs for local trades and materials suppliers,” Mrs Pavey said.