$4m in grant funding for local projects

A $300,000 upgrade for Terrigal BMX track is one of the projects to be funded

More than $4M in State and Federal Government funding will be shared between 26 major projects in the region thanks to successful grant applications lodged by Central Coast Council in the March quarter.

A report to councillors at their June 9 meeting outlined the projects which had been successful in attracting funding.

Mayor Lisa Matthews said this was great news for local projects.

“Securing these funds is essential for critical infrastructure projects for our community to be fully funded,” Cr Matthews said.

“It has been a huge effort from staff which has resulted in many elaborate and thoroughly considered expressions of interests, business cases and applications being submitted.”

The quarterly January-March period that was tabled to Council revealed that the 26 projects requiring funding would share in a combined $4.8M, bringing the year-to-date total to $14,680,490 secured.

“Additionally, there has also been an exciting digital development this quarter to assist both the community and staff access all the different types of grants available as the region attempts to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19,” the report said.

“Council has partnered with GrantGuru to provide two grant portals to assist Council staff to proactively seek all relevant State and Federal grant funding opportunities and to support local businesses and community groups to readily identify and be notified of relevant grant funding opportunities.”

Among projects to receive funding in the Coast Community News area are: Carlton Rd, Erina, upgrade, $792,000; Wisemans Ferry Rd, Mangrove Mountain, upgrade, $100,000; Albany St North and William St, Gosford, upgrade, $130,000; Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby, upgrade, $100,000; Albany St North, Gosford, upgrade, $130,000; Racecourse Rd and Batley St, Gosford, upgrade. $33,000; and Terrigal BMX track upgrade, $300,000.

More information is available at centralcoast.grantguru.com.au

Agenda item 2,4
Central Coast Council meeting, Jun 9