Council Hits Jackpot with $100 Million in State Funding

22 May 2020 regional_development

Central Coast Council has received over $100 million in grant funding from the NSW Government in the past two years.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a total of $104,962,985 had been provided by the NSW Government for 130 local projects.


“I want to congratulate the staff at Central Coast Council for working hard by writing grant applications and seeing projects through from start to finish,” Mr Crouch said.


“This huge amount of funding is only possible because of the NSW Government’s strong Budget position.


“In the face of COVID-19, it is more critical than ever before that all levels of government work together to create more jobs on the Central Coast and boost our local economy.


“As Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, it is my mission to ensure our region continues to receive its fair share of funding.”


Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said grant funding makes a huge difference to the Central Coast and helps Council deliver important projects and initiatives for our region, and create jobs and opportunities for the growing community.


“We are thankful to the NSW Government for their ongoing financial support to enable Council to deliver our Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and I commend Council staff in their ability to secure funding through the grants process,” Mayor Matthews said.


“As part of our CSP we see projects delivered in areas such as water and sewer infrastructure, environmental management, roads, transport, drainage and waste infrastructure, as well as community facilities.


“Highlights of this funding milestone include 4 regionally significant water and sewer projects; 47 roads, transport, drainage and waste projects; 34 environmental management projects and 26 open space and recreation projects.


“This funding milestone is an example of the great outcomes that can be achieved for our local community when local and state government work together.”


Top 12 NSW Government-funded projects:



Project description

Funding amount

Funding source

Gosford CBD Sewerage Infrastructure

Includes sewerage gravity mains, sewerage pressure mains, two new sewerage pumping stations and one sewerage pumping station upgrade.


Housing Acceleration Fund

Gosford CBD Water Infrastructure

Includes water mains, pressure reduction valve and a non-return valve.


Housing Acceleration Fund

Warnervale Town Centre Water and Sewer infrastructure

Includes design and installation of water supply trunk mains, sewer pumps stations and sewer mains to service new development in the Warnervale Town Centre.


Housing Acceleration Fund

Mardi Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

This will secure 160ML/D of drinking water production capacity to Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.


Safe and Secure Water Program

Woy Woy Town Centre Wharf Redevelopment

This will provide an improved facility for recreational and commercial access to Brisbane Water. The improved wharf will be able to operate in all weather and tide conditions enabling water access for public and commercial users, including the local ferry service.


Regional Communities Development Fund

Terrigal Boardwalk, Terrigal Beach

Involves design and construction of a new boardwalk and viewing platform linking Terrigal Beach to The Haven.


Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund

Greenfield Road, Empire Bay upgrade

Upgrade of the existing road and drainage infrastructure between Rickard Road and Rosella Road (approx. 530m) including street drainage installation, pavement reconstruction and the construction of shared pathway, footpath and kerb and gutter.


Stronger Communities Fund

Safety improvements – Central Coast Highway, Kariong

The section of road is 0.9-1km east of Woy Woy Road. The work includes safety barriers, delineation and surface improvements.


Safer Roads Program

Wyong Cultural Hub

Includes design and construction of a new multi-purpose community cultural hub located at 18 Margaret Street, Wyong.


Stronger Country Communities Fund

Disaster Recovery

Allows for rebuild of vital infrastructure in bushfire-hit communities.


Disaster Recovery Fund Arrangements

Regional Playspace Upgrade at Sun Valley Reserve, Green Point

Consists of a safe, functional, Disability Discrimination Act-compliant regional playspace consisting of a suite of play spaces, park furniture, and car parking.


Stronger Country Communities Fund

Ettalong and Box Head Channels Dredging Project

Includes pre-dredge hydrographic surveys, associated approvals, permits, environmental studies, dredging of approximately 80,000 cubic metres and placement of sand spoil on Ettalong, Ocean and Umina Beaches for nourishment.


Rescuing Our Waterways Program