The parking crisis gripping Terrigal could finally be broken with the reopening of the Wilson Road Carpark announced by Central Coast Council.
The carpark will be reopened in stages commencing from Thursday, July 27, with levels 1 and 2 reopened to the public and with levels 3 and 4 scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, August 15 (weather permitting). Council has heralded the $2.3m carpark upgrade as a major boon for the tourism hotspot notorious for its painful congestion and parking track record.
The project also includes the installation of a lift within the carpark, CCTV, and the provision of additional disabled spaces on each fl oor, enhancing the facility’s overall accessibility. Council Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said that an effi cient program of works had assisted the successful completion of this major infrastructure upgrade. “Despite the impacts of some inclement weather during the construction period, we have worked closely with our contractor to ensure the effi cient completion of this project,” said Mr Reynolds.
“We’re continuing to invest in Terrigal as one of the state’s premier tourist destinations, and infrastructure improvements such as this redevelopment will go a long way to supporting the ongoing growth of the area. “The addition of these 110 car spaces has been carried out in conjunction with upgrade works on the Scenic Hwy, improving the overall connectivity and access to the town centre,” said Mr Reynolds. Group Leader of Assets, Infrastructure and Business, Mr Mike Dowling, said that the upgrade of the Wilson Rd Carpark was part of wider investment into the Terrigal region.
“This is an exciting time for Terrigal as it continues to grow in popularity, with signifi cant investment in and around the area,” said Mr Dowling. “We’re continuing to work on catering for the needs of the region to complement this growth, and have plans to invest almost $2.2m through improvements to the area’s pedestrian and traffi c fl ow, thanks to the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund. “Council will also be revitalising the Terrigal Lagoon Foreshore, with $825,000 invested into the redevelopment of the play space in Rotary Park, as well as the proposed construction of a skate park. “I would like to again extend my sincere thanks to the Terrigal community for their patience and understanding during the upgrade of the Wilson Rd Carpark,” Mr Dowling concluded.
Source: Media release, Jul 24 Central Coast Council Media