$4 million Public Spaces boost

Central Coast Council is eligible to receive $4 million for new and improved public spaces, announced today as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding would create a lasting community benefit.


“The $4 million funding boost can be used for planning, design, construction or land acquisition costs for new and existing public spaces,” Mr Crouch said.


“This includes parks, playgrounds, foreshore improvements, walking trails, picnic areas, waterway access points, and more walkable and inviting streets.


“With a growing community as well as a critical need to generate employment in light of COVID-19, now is the time to deliver better public spaces on the Central Coast.”


Mr Crouch said all levels of government must work together to create jobs.


“To access $4 million from the NSW Government’s Public Spaces Legacy Program, Central Coast Council must develop and adopt a Local Acceleration Program,” Mr Crouch said.


“The NSW Government has already fast-tracked dozens of development applications through the Planning System Acceleration Program, including the new public primary school at Warnervale and a 41-unit affordable housing development in Gosford.


“Every level of government needs to pull its weight and enable job creation at this difficult time.”


Funding through the Public Spaces Legacy Program is only available to councils participating in the ePlanning system, which includes Central Coast Council.


For more information, go to: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/Planning-reforms/NSW-Public-Spaces-Legacy-Program.