The Esplanade at Umina Beach will be transformed into a shared zone that gives priority to pedestrians, and will feature new landscaping, seating, and signage.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Central Coast Council would receive $327,528 from the NSW Government’s Streets as Shared Spaces program.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the NSW Government to invest in new and improved pedestrian and active transport links that facilitate social distancing,” Mr Crouch said.
“Between Ocean Beach Road and Trafalgar Avenue, changes will be made to The Esplanade so the local residents have more public space to exercise, relax and enjoy.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the proposal for a shared zone along The Esplanade was part of Umina Community Group’s vision for an active community.
“A shared zone along the route has significant community support due to it providing additional safety for pedestrians, cyclists and children who use The Esplanade to school each day,” Mr Martin said.
“This funding will see the community’s vision become a reality.”
Mayor Lisa Matthews said Council was pleased to welcome the announcement of $327,528 as part of the NSW Government's Streets as Shared Spaces program to deliver the implementation and activation of a shared zone at The Esplanade, Umina Beach.
“The Umina Beach community have been after improvements to this area for some time, and in successfully securing this grant I am pleased Council are able to deliver this project and create a safer, more accessible zone to be enjoyed by the Central Coast community,” Mayor Matthews said.
"The project also delivers on the objectives of our Community Strategic Plan ‘One’ by activating spaces and places to complement activity around town centres, foreshores, lakes and green spaces for families, community and visitors.”
For more information, go to: www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/streetsgrants.