Property owners will no longer be charged for new kerb and guttering, or a new footpath, constructed adjacent to private property as part of planned works, due to a resolution passed by Central Coast Council on July 9.
Under the Roads Act 1993, Council can recover up to half the cost of constructing footpath paving and kerb and guttering.
Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said Council was prepared to cover the full cost of kerb and guttering and footpath construction required as part of planned projects.
“Removing the possibility of being charged when new kerb and guttering or a new footpath is installed in front or your property will be welcome news for our rate payers,” Mayor Smith said.
“New kerb and guttering and a new footpath adjacent to a private property could cost a rate payer $1,500 on average,” she said.
“Council will now cover this cost if the work is part of a planned project.” The change was back-dated to July 1, 2018.
Media release, Jul 9
Jane Smith, Central Coast Council