Another $16M pledged for Coast roads

Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks talks to concerned residents at the roundabout at Rawson Rd

Much needed roadworks in the region are a step closer with an additional $16.7M pledged by the Federal Government for the Central Coast Roads Package.

Together with $69.8M already delivered, this makes a total of $86.5M in federal roads funding.

Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks said eight projects had already been completed, with eight more under construction.

The additional $16.7M will provide for an upgrade to the existing single lane roundabout at the intersection of Ocean Beach Rd and Rawson Road, Woy Woy, Wicks said.

“I know the many Central Coast residents who use this roundabout every day will breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that the Federal Government has their back when it comes to safety on our roads,” she said.

Among other roads to be upgraded are Ridgway Rd, Avoca; Del Monte Pl, Copacabana, Lushington Rd, East Gosford; Shelly Beach Rd, Empire Bay; Springwood St, Ettalong;  Gem Rd, Perl Beach; Steyne Rd, Saratoga; the St Huberts Island Bridge; and Holden St, West Gosford.

Works on the entire roads package are expected to finish by mid-2025 and are expected to support 190 direct and indirect jobs.

“We will draw on local businesses to stimulate the local economy through these projects,” Wicks said.

“Infrastructure means jobs, it means stronger local communities and it means building a more secure future for our nation.”

Media release, Oct 9
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks