Major Road in Empire Bay upgraded

14 Aug 2020 roads

Central Coast Council has completed a major upgrade of Greenfield Road, Empire Bay.

Council Director Roads Transport Drainage and Waste, Boris Bolgoff said the major upgrade would improve the management of stormwater run-off and provide increased accessibility for motorists and pedestrians.

"This project focused on the section of Greenfield Road between Rickard Road and Rosella Road and included significant street drainage, kerb and gutter, new road pavement and street tree planting,"

Mr Bolgoff said. "Both safety and accessibility have been improved through this project – we’ve constructed a shared pathway on the eastern side of the road and made improvements to bus stops."

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the project was proudly funded by $1.8million from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund. "Greenfield Road is the main thoroughfare in and out of Empire Bay and has been identified as a priority project by local residents over a number of years," Mr Crouch said.

"Thanks to $1.8million from the NSW Government, this major road upgrade is now providing smoother and safer access for residents to their community." Mayor Lisa Matthews said the upgrade would benefit Empire Bay residents and visitors to the area.

"This major upgrade of Greenfield Road is a great result for the Central Coast community," Mayor Matthews said. "Maintaining and developing our region’s 2,200 kilometre network requires significant funding and Council was able to deliver this project through funding from the NSW Government."

The Stronger Communities Fund is in addition to $20 million the NSW Government provided to Central Coast Council in 2016 to kick-start delivery of community infrastructure.