Funding for Somersby and Kibbleplex confirmed

The 2015 Federal Budget included a $10 million injection to upgrade Somersby Industrial Park, as part of the National Stronger Regions Fund.

“This is all about making the Central Coast a more attractive place for businesses to grow, thrive, prosper and succeed,” said Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks MP.

The $10 million infrastructure upgrade of the Somersby Industrial Park would include new road works, storm water, sewer and water mains infrastructure, according to Ms Wicks.

“This $10 million funding injection will help to improve economic growth, boosting productivity and creating jobs,” she said.

The fast-tracking of urgent local road repairs will also go ahead, with funding doubled for the 2015-16 financial year, she said.

Another measure confirmed by the budget, according to Ms Wicks, was the redevelopment of the Kibbleplex building in Henry Parry Dve.

“I can confidently say that we are delivering on the $7 million we committed to the Kibbleplex Centre in Gosford CBD.

“Now, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development is working with Gosford Council so that a final funding agreement can be prepared,” Ms Wicks said.

“Importantly, the Department and Gosford Council are working with the State Library of NSW, which is producing a final report on the fit-out.”

Media release,
15 May 2015
Tim Sowden, Office of
Lucy Wick MP

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