One of the Peninsula’s busiest roads needs an upgrade

Rabaul Avenue is a popular rat run for commuters

Local politicians have been asked to support the upgrade of Rabaul Avenue, Umina.

The Peninsula Business Chamber has written to Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, and Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch, seeking their support to garner NSW Government funding for the reconstruction of Rabaul Avenue.

Rabaul Avenue runs parallel to Ocean Beach Road from Lone Pine Avenue to Brisbane Avenue (it then becomes Perth Street before it intersects with Hobart St).

“It is one of our busiest rat runs and it is a disgrace,” said Peninsula Business Chamber President Matthew Wales.

“It has no footpaths, no curb and gutter, no drainage and yet it is a major bus run for the schools and it is a bypass for commuters getting onto the M1 who don’t want to go down Ocean Beach Road,” Wales said.

Wales said he believed the upgrade could be funded, with the support of Crouch and/or Tesch under the Fixing Our Local Roads Program.

“At this stage, despite our representations, I don’t know if this is even on Council’s radar, yet this is a project we have been pushing with Council for the last five years.”

Jackie Pearson