Some services may have been impacted due to coronavirus restrictions, but Central Coast Council is plugging away at essential works, helping to keep locals employed and the region’s economy going.
Chief Executive Officer, Gary Murphy, said essential services including upgrades to open space and recreation infrastructure, road maintenance and construction, and water and sewer maintenance and upgrades would continue throughout the pandemic.
“Council is focused on the continued delivery of the essential services needed to support our community now, but we are also continuing with essential works to cater for the future needs of our community when life returns to normal,” Murphy said.
“Council is also continuing with established projects including the construction of Terrigal Boardwalk, upgrade of the Rock Pool and the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline, with adjustments made to comply with the latest NSW Health and Government requirements around social distancing and keeping our staff and community safe.”
Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said continuing these essential works was important for people and for the local economy.
“As Council, we are committed to bettering the lives of our community and creating a smart, green and liveable region with a shared sense of belonging and responsibility,” Cr Matthews said.
“We know many people are doing it tough during this time and this is one-way Council is able to help keep locals, Council workers and contractors employed, as well as positively contribute to our economy.”
Essential roadworks are still ongoing including upgrades of: Wisemans Ferry Rd, Kulnura; Davistown Rd, Saratoga; Surfers Rd and James Sea Dr, Terrigal/Wamberal; and Oceano St, Copacabana.
Play space upgrades are continuing at: Pinyari Park, Kincumber; Goonak Pde, Narara; Gavenlock Oval, Narara; Treeline Cl, Narara, Walder Cres, Avoca; and Fagan Park, Point Clare.
Also ongoing are the reserve upgrade at Heazlett Park, Avoca, and work on the carpark at Koolewong boat ramp.
Media release, May 4
Central Coast Council