Infrastructure works have commenced at Mount Penang Parklands, with the NSW Government laying the foundation for a thriving business precinct at Kariong, opening up thousands of jobs for the region.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) would manage the works.
“At the 2019 NSW Election, the Liberal Government promised to undertake enabling infrastructure works at Mount Penang Parklands, and we are now delivering on this commitment,” Crouch said.
“This includes road and footpath upgrades as well as sewer and water services.
“Over time, the works will unlock development opportunities for our region by enabling significant private investment and realising the site’s potential as an employment hub.
“Estimates show that if Mount Penang’s full potential is realised, up to 3,000 new jobs could be created.”
Crouch said the $2M project would create at least 20 jobs for the duration of the works.
“I’m delighted to confirm that HCCDC is tapping into our skilled Central Coast workforce, with Tuggerah-based Bolte Civil undertaking the works and using local labour and materials wherever possible,” he said.
“Bolte Civil will also create a Certificate III in Civil Construction Apprenticeship for a local Aboriginal worker.”
The first stage of works is now underway on Festival Dr and The Avenue.
HCCDC will work with nearby business and school tenants during this time to minimise disruption to the Mount Penang Parklands and its visitors.
Media release, Aug 25
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch