The NSW Government’s multi-million dollar commitment for water and sewerage infrastructure at Gosford and Warnervale has reached a major milestone, with the funding deeds for $21 million now signed.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding is aimed at enabling growth and development across the region.
“The contracts have now been signed to deliver $12.5 million for upgrades to fresh water supply infrastructure in Gosford, and $8.5 million for new and upgraded sewer mains and pumps in the Warnervale Town Centre,” Mr Crouch said.
“This funding is critical because it will enable the future construction of 5,000 new homes in Gosford City Centre, while also helping to develop Warnervale into a major residential hub.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said development and population growth was occurring right across the Central Coast.
“The revitalisation of Gosford was kickstarted in 2016 with the $348 million hospital redevelopment and I am so proud that the NSW Government is continuing to make our region’s capital a better place to live and work.”
“We know that 95,250 extra people will call the Central Coast home between 2016 and 2041, and enabling population growth to occur around Warnervale Town Centre is also a key part of this.”
Central Coast Mayor Lisa Matthews said the funding boost will assist Council to deliver water and sewage infrastructure in two key growth areas of the Central Coast.
“This additional funding will help provide a reliable water service to the Gosford CBD to meet the needs of an increased level of high-rise residential dwellings, the ongoing redevelopment of Gosford Hospital, the completion of the ATO and NSW Financial Services developments and other developments planned for the Gosford CBD area,” Mayor Matthews said.
“It will also contribute to water and sewage infrastructure in Warnervale Town Centre, which will help accelerate housing and commercial development in line with the Government’s plans for the region.
“This funding package is another example of what can be achieved when all levels of Government work together.”
The projects are part of the NSW Government’s broader $51 million commitment under the Housing Acceleration Fund on the Central Coast, with a third water infrastructure project currently being finalised with Council.
The projects align with the NSW Government’s Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 that aims to attract new residents, businesses, tourists and cultural activities to the region through improved planning controls and strategic development.