Chamber calls for traffic action

Traffic congestion through WyongTraffic congestion through Wyong

The Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce has called on the NSW Premier, Ms Gladys Berejiklian, to complete the upgrade of the Pacific Highway through Wyong.

“The funding for this project is long overdue, and we need the dates for construction announced. “The Wyong community is sick and tired of being overlooked,” Mr Stevens said. “The Art House is open, new cafes are open, Aldi is open, shop tenancies are up,” he said. “The future of Wyong’s Central Business District is looking bright.

“We know the RMS have completed the fi rst phase of the project with the concept design and environmental assessment is complete. “ Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Mr Scot MacDonald, has advised the outcome from their meeting dated June 10 that refers to the NSW budget which was handed down on June 20. “A $6million budget was allocated for ‘planning for the upgrade of the Pacific Hwy through Wyong Town Centre’ for the design and construction phase.”

Mr Stevens said that he called on Premier Berejiklian to allocate funding in the next budget. “The 2.4 kilometre upgrade will benefi t local business by reducing congestion and improving travel times,” he said. “At present, around 30,000 vehicles a day use this stretch of the Pacifi c Hwy. “The planned works will provide two lanes in each direction on the highway, between Johnson Rd and Cutler Dve, thus improving safety and accessibility for all road users. “The funding, if provided by the NSW Government, will show a commitment to the people and businesses of Wyong, as well as provide opportunities for growth and development for businesses in the Wyong area,” he said.

Source: Media release, Jul 18 Ron Stevens, Wyong Regional Chamber of Commerce