Carters Rd car park is just one of many funded projects

The grassed area outside Lake Munmorah High School to become a car park

Central Coast Council has received a $900,000 grant to build a new car park in Carters Rd, Lake Munmorah, to help alleviate parking and traffic congestion in the school zone.

The new car park will be built on an existing grassed area at the front of Lake Munmorah High School and Council has been working with the schools and others to develop the project and complete a final design.

Improvement works will also be carried out to include widening of the road, stormwater drainage and footpath.

Council is required to complete the car park by June 30, 2021, under the funding agreement of the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

This was one project in the north mentioned in a report to Council’s November 23 meeting that it received $13.8M funding from both the Australian and NSW Governments in the first quarter of this financial year.

This includes $11M from the NSW Government under the COVID-19 Stimulus Funding towards stage two of Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah.

A multi-purpose indoor recreation centre will be built including change rooms, amenities, storage as well as a canteen and catering space.

More work on Wilfred Barrett Dr at Magenta is expected to start mid 2021 as part of the Federal Government’s 2019 election promise to allocate $10.4M to upgrade the road from Noraville to Magenta.

The next stage is between Wyuna Ave and Magenta, and Pelican Beach Rd and Magenta.

Projects in the north to be delivered this financial year as part of the $70M Central Coast Roads Package include renewal of Tuggerawong Rd, Tuggerawong; Woodbury Park Dr, Mardi; Craigie Ave, Kanwal; Oleander St, Noraville; Hibbard St, Canton Beach; Albert Warner Dr, Warnervale and The Corso, Gorokan.

Council Administrator, Dick Persson, said external funding was vital for the delivery of regional infrastructure and services.

“We are thankful to both state and federal governments for funding new urban infrastructure, sporting facilities and a business support project which benefits the Central Coast,” he said.

Sue Murray