Parliament hears of poor quality roads

Fighting for better local roads is a high priority for Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks MP.

Ms Wicks shared stories in parliament recently from people who were fed up with poor quality roads. “Sadly, all too often on the Central Coast, we see that the conditions of local roads need to be improved and upgraded,” Ms Wicks said. “I hear it when I am out talking with the Copacabana Progress Association whose petition I have signed or with the Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, who have been campaigning for better roads on the Peninsula for years,” she said. “When I look at my Facebook page, I see comments from people such as Anthony from Umina, who said, ‘Sydney people are moving here en masse, and infrastructure here is at a 1960s level’”. Ms Wicks said the 2015 Budget confi rmed     road funding for black spots in Robertson, which is on top of the funding that has already been delivered for Narara Valley Dve and for Avoca Dve. “Some examples of how this funding will be used include the installation of safety barriers on the Central Coast Hwy at East Gosford, at Avoca Dve in Green Point and in other suburbs as well, including Umina Beach, Gosford and Woy Woy. “On top of that, we also saw a doubling of funding for the Roads to Recovery program, which also helps local councils meet local priorities. “That means that Gosford City Council will receive $1.9 million in 2015-16. “One of the most important commitments on local roads that we made in the lead-up to the last election was to help improve an accident-prone area at the corner of Langford Dve and Woy Woy Rd at Kariong. “I am pleased to say that there is $675,000 in the budget committed to helping Gosford City Council make this happen,” Ms Wicks said.

Media release, 27 May 2015 Tim Sowden, Offi ce of Lucy Wicks MP