Mayor calls for Premier to commit to funding key projects

Central Coast Mayor Lisa Matthews

Mayor Lisa Matthews has hit back at criticisms levelled at Central Coast Council by NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, on Monday over its inaction on a proposal for a Regional Performing Arts Centre, by renewing calls for the Premier to commit to funding other key projects in the region.

Clr Matthews said the Premier was presented with a list of key enabling projects that she sought to work with the State Government on to deliver for the community.

“Central Coast ratepayers alone cannot bear the burden” She said

“We simply do not have enough funding for this significant growth corridor in NSW.

“If we are expected to deliver services and new infrastructure for another 70,000 people by 2036, we need the State Government on board and at our side to deliver priority projects for the community.

Full story in this week’s Coast Community News print edition, out now.

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