More than $4 million in Road Safety Funding for the Central Coast

05 Mar 2021 roads

Hundreds of road safety projects are rolling out across New South Wales, in a more than $400 million blitz designed to reduce road trauma and save lives, across the Central Coast receiving over $4 million.

Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said this funding for Central Coast Roads is designed so works can start immediately, ensuring local motorists can get home sooner and safer.

“Central Coast motorists are about to experience smoother and safer commute along the M1 Pacific Motorway near Mt White,” Ms Wicks said.

“The funding delivered across the Central Coast today will deliver lifesaving upgrades including shoulder sealing, rumble strips to alert drivers when they are moving out of their lane, median upgrades to prevent head-on collisions and barriers to prevent run-off-road crashes and protect against roadside hazards.

“This investment won’t just save lives, it will also provide a boost to our local economy as we come back from the COVID-19 recession.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and State Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the NSW and Australian Governments had together committed $4,550,248 to upgrade six Central Coast roads.

“We’re working together to get these projects funded and delivered as soon as possible,” Mr Crouch said.

“The six roads benefitting from funding – including at Budgewoi, Wamberal, Mount White, Charmhaven and Lake Munmorah – are utilised by hundreds of thousands of Central Coast residents on a daily basis.”

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said this investment demonstrated the Federal Government’s commitment to improving road safety.

“We want to keep improving our roads to keep that road toll down as low as possible,” Senator Molan said.

“This announcement is another example of the Morrison Government‘s commitment to getting you home safer and faster.”

“These projects will provide economic stimulus to assist us in recovering and rebuilding after the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

The Australian Government’s funding for the Road Safety Program is subject to ‘use it or lose it’ provisions and will deliver life-saving treatments on regional roads and to protect vulnerable road users across NSW, while also supporting local jobs and providing a welcome boost to local economies.

The ‘use it or lose it’ provisions require States and Territories to use their notionally allocated funds within a timeframe, or the funds can be reallocated to projects in other jurisdictions.

In total, the Australian Government has committed up to $300 million and the NSW Government a further $108.2 million to fund the State-wide upgrades under tranche one.

For more information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives, visit



Project description

Funding amount

Budgewoi Road, Budgewoi

Audio tactile line marking and raised reflective pavement marking


Intersection of Pitt Road and Central Coast Highway, Wamberal

Mid-block pedestrian crossing between Pitt Road and Braemar Drive


M1 Pacific Motorway, Mount White (southbound) (seg 1225)

Resurfacing to improve skid resistance


M1 Pacific Motorway, Mount White (northbound) (seg 190, seg 1100)

Renewal of surfacing to improve safety


Pacific Highway, Charmhaven

U turn facility


Pacific Highway, Lake Munmorah (seg 4440)

Resurfacing due to poor condition