$40M delivered for Coast road upgrades

Director of Infrastructure Services Boris Bolgoff, Member for Robertson Gordon Reid and Council Administrator Rik Hart at the announcement

Central Coast Council has received $40M for the Central Coast Road Upgrades project, as the Federal Government delivers on a 2022 election commitment.

Delivery of the funding package, which was announced on February 23 at Empire Bay, will see 46 individual projects carried out over a four-year period, from 2024-27.

Projects have been grouped into two programs and will involve road pavement upgrades and road and drainage revamps.

Member for Robertson Gordon Reid said the government was getting on with its commitment to deliver safer and smoother roads for the Central Coast.

“When I am speaking with our community, one of the key issues raised is the condition of local roads,” he said.

“These upgrades will improve safety and driving conditions for every Central Coast resident.

“I am committed to continuing to advocate for increased funding for our local roads.”

Central Coast Council Director Infrastructure Services Boris Bolgoff said the money would be added to already allocated funding from Council’s own operational budget, as well as other funding from both the Australian and NSW governments.

“Projects were identified by taking the current road condition and life-cycle costs associated with any proposed treatment/upgrade into consideration,” he said.

“Council has also recently carried out a comprehensive road condition audit of the entire local road network using laser technology, which included visiting sites in person to validate audit findings.

“The focus of this program is targeted at asset renewal, which primarily focuses on the structural integrity of the road pavement.

“The intent of the works is to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and improve road safety where possible.

“By identifying issues early on, and fixing them, we greatly reduce the maintenance burden and improve the user safety for perhaps the next 20 years for these upgraded roads.”

Council Administrator Rik Hart said no council could entirely fund major capital works programs in their local government area.

“We thank the Australian Government for this important funding and look forward to continuing to work with both levels of government to identify future grants which will benefit the Central Coast,” he said.

For all information on the progress of Council road projects visit Council’s interactive Capital Works Map at https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/about-council/capital-works-program

4 Comments on "$40M delivered for Coast road upgrades"

  1. Great result but I would like to know the total roads maintenance budget
    Before amalgamation Wyong shire spent 60 Million annually and Gosford spent
    3 million One would think the total roads budget should be north of 150 million
    The roads on the CC have never been so bad

  2. Peter Martin | February 29, 2024 at 5:58 am |

    When is Dogtrap rd Ourlmbah going to be upgraded from top to bottom , wider better gutters new white centre lines , corners cut off, speed limit reduced, tree clearing back from edge of rd.

  3. it would be great if some of this money is spent on outer suburbs. instead of Gosford, Wyong etc.

  4. lived there 60 year. in charmhaven dirt gutters no help from council.

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