Central Coast Council has completed the North Avoca Paths project, delivering an improved and safer network of footpaths for pedestrians between three streets in the suburb.
The project, delivered over consecutive years, has involved the construction of new footpaths, street drainage and kerb and gutter infrastructure as well as new road pavement.
Council Director Infrastructure Services Boris Bolgoff said the completed works would provide safe connectivity for pedestrians travelling between the Scenic Hwy and the local North Avoca shops and nearby beach.
Bolgoff said community consultation was undertaken prior to commencing the project, which was an important factor when planning the works.
“While the priority for the project focused on delivering more than 650m of continuous footpath, it also provided improved drainage and new road pavement, enhancing rideability for motorists,” he said.
“Pedestrians and motorists using View St, Tramway Rd and Elgata Ave will greatly benefit from these works.”
Council Administrator Rik Hart said projects such as this are extremely important as they benefit not only local residents, but also contribute to a better experience for visitors to the area – which in turn can benefit local businesses and the local economy.
“The project was made possible by grant funding of $4.3M by the Australian Government, with a Council contribution,” he said.
“We thank the Australian Government for investing in the Central Coast region and providing infrastructure highly sought after by the community.”
Federal Member for Robertson Gordon Reid tried out the new paths with Bolgoff and Hart.
“The completion of these footpaths in North Avoca improves connectivity and accessibility for all people,” Reid said.
“Footpaths promote active lifestyles which are important for community health and wellbeing.
“I thank Central Coast Council for its involvement and look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to identify additional projects on the Central Coast that the Australian Government can support.”
For all information on the progress of Council’s capital works projects visit https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/current-works-and-projects/capital-works-program