Central Coast Council will receive over $700,000 to upgrade a key road in Tuggerah, as part of the latest round of the Australian and NSW Governments’ accelerated Fixing Local Roads program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal said the new funding is on top of a $2.7 million commitment made in 2020.
“The Fixing Local Roads program helps councils across NSW to tackle the increasing amount of work required to provide safe roads like repairing, patching, maintaining and sealing,” Mr Crouch said.
“Through this program, Central Coast Council is receiving $727,056 to rehabilitate Gavenlock Road at Tuggerah.
“This key road provides a link between the industrial estate and the Tuggerah straight.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $191 million Australian Government funding commitment in June last year was on top of the $500 million from the NSW Government, building upon the vision for a safer, stronger regional NSW.
“Better maintained roads mean safer trips to school, to work and to the shops – and the NSW Government is committed to helping councils to create and support jobs, drive productivity and keep our regional communities connected,” Mr Toole said.
“Big infrastructure projects might create a lot of headlines but these are small projects that make a big difference in people’s everyday lives.”
Round 1 of the Fixing Local Roads program saw $2.7 million allocated to nine projects at Lake Haven, Holgate, Gorokan, Kincumber, Wyong and Woy Woy. Round 2 will see $727,056 allocated to Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah.
The provision of funding is conditional upon each project being completed within two years, to ensure local communities see the benefits as quickly as possible.