Grant funding for Council tops $100M in two years

A major upograde isn planned at Sun Valley Reserve, Green Point

Central Coast Council has received more than $100M in grant funding from the State Government in the past two years, helping it deliver a range of projects in fields ranging from roads and drainage to environmental management and open space usage.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said a total of $104,962,985 had been provided by the NSW Government for 130 local projects.

“I want to congratulate the staff at Central Coast Council for working hard by writing grant applications and seeing projects through from start to finish,” Crouch said.

“In the face of COVID-19, it is more critical than ever before that all levels of government work together to create more jobs on the Central Coast and boost our local economy.

“As Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, it is my mission to ensure our region continues to receive its fair share of funding.”

Central Coast Council Mayor, Lisa Matthews, said grant funding helped Council deliver important projects and initiatives for the region, and create jobs and opportunities for the growing community.

“We are thankful to the NSW Government for their ongoing financial support to enable Council to deliver our Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and I commend Council staff in their ability to secure funding through the grants process,” Cr Matthews said.

“As part of our CSP we see projects delivered in areas such as water and sewer infrastructure, environmental management, roads, transport, drainage and waste infrastructure, as well as community facilities.

Some of the projects made possible through State government funding include: $30M+ for Gosford CBD sewerage infrastructure; $12.5M for Gosford CBD water infrastructure; $2,9M for the Terrigal Boardwalk; $1.8M for an upgrade of Greenfield Road, Empire Bay; $1.7M for safety improvements on the Central Coast Highway, Kariong; $1.27M for rebuilding vital infrastructure following devastating bushfires late last year and early this year; and $1.25M for a major upgrade at Sun Valley Reserve, Green Point.

Media release, May 22
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch