Grant received to solve Carters Rd traffic issues

The grassed area to become a car park

Central Coast Council has received $900,000 from the Federal Government to build a car park on the grassed area at the front of Lake Munmorah High School in Carters Rd.

The carpark will have 50 spaces, including two accessible spaces, and will service the four local schools in the area and the growing Lake Munmorah community, helping to ease congestion during the busy school drop-off and pick-up times.

The project also includes the construction of new footpath links around the carpark to designated crossing points and a new pedestrian crossing providing improved safety for the school community.

Other improvement works will be widening of the road and stormwater drainage.

Council has been working with the schools and others to develop the project and complete a final design.

Construction is scheduled to start in late March, weather and circumstances permitting, with an expected completion date of May 2021.

The project is being fully funded by the Federal Government.

Senator for NSW representing the Dobell electorate, Jim Molan, announced the funding as one of three projects on the Central Coast to receive a total $2.72M under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Other projects funded are a $960,000 upgrade to Narara skate park and $911,892 for stage one of a shared pathway at Davistown.

“Getting shovels in the ground on local construction projects is important for maintaining jobs and economic growth in Dobell,” Senator Molan said.

“Every single job we support makes a huge difference in our local community as we build our way out of the pandemic.

“That is why we have moved quickly to approve funding to flow to these three projects,” Molan said.

Sue Murray