Over $3.6 Million For Projects To Support Bushfire Recovery Across The Central Coast

Three businesses across the Central Coast are set to receive a critical boost to their recovery through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said $3,639,533 will enable projects that will deliver important infrastructure and industry improvements, which will deliver better outcomes for our community.


Mr Crouch said some of the projects funded include:

  • $816,433.00 for Bara Barang Corporation Ltd.
  • $2,567,630.00 to construct a new visitor centre at Mangrove Creek Dam
  • $255,470 for Central Coast Industry Festival


“This funding is imperetive for businesses like Bara Barang, who will use this funding towards constructing an Aborigional Cultural Economic Prosperity Project, based on Mangrove Mountian.


Not only will the Central Coast community now be able to fully experience an environmentally and culturally significant location right in our own backyard but the construction phase of this project will deliver training and employment opportunities for Aborigional young people throughout our community.”


Federal Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks said the projects announced today are just one part of the complete recovery journey for our community.


“The Stage Two Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund projects were designed with the specific recovery needs of each community in mind and guided by locally led applications,” Ms Wicks said


“Over a year has passed since the Black Summer bushfires and we are continuing to deliver the support that the Central Coast needs.


“People are rebuilding their lives and we are backing projects that will bring our community together, support tourism, provide improved or new social amenity, and increase preparedness to future bushfires. All of these things play a part in recovery.”


The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW.


For further information, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund