The Central Coast will benefit from fast-tracked planning assessments on two projects as part of Tranche 3 of the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the projects come from a shortlist of 19 projects in NSW that can stimulate the economy and create jobs.
“At Gosford, the proposed construction of 41 affordable housing units would create 45 jobs and generate $10 million for our economy,” Mr Crouch said.
“Proposed changes to underground transport at Chain Valley Colliery, Mannering Colliery and Vales Point Power Station would also create 170 jobs and contribute $65 million to the economy.
“These two projects have a combined potential of providing hundreds of jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars into our economy.
“A new public primary school at Warnervale has previously received the green light through the Planning System Acceleration Program, and I am delighted that additional opportunities are now being considered for the Central Coast.”
Mr Crouch said the NSW Government was continuing to pivot from COVID-19 ‘response’ to ‘recovery’.
“The NSW Government’s priority is creating new jobs as well as keeping people in existing jobs,” Mr Crouch said.
“Fast-tracking planning assessments for shovel-ready projects is one of the ways we are doing this.”
Each project will be assessed and determined by Friday, 17 July.
For more information, go to: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/fast-tracked-assessments.