Funding boost for Avoca Drive upgrades

The Australian Government has announced $70 million in additional funding towards upgrading Avoca Drive on the New South Wales Central Coast.

The additional funding comes on top of the Albanese Government’s $30 million election commitment, bringing the total Australian Government funding to $100 million.

The Australian Government will partner with the NSW Government to deliver the project.

The project will improve safety and reduce congestion on Avoca Drive, including widening the section between Carrak Road and Killuna Road intersections. 

This will create a safer road for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Comments attributable to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese:

“The Australian Government is committed to improving road safety, through infrastructure projects across the Central Coast that will ensure the safety of our community is prioritised.

“This upgrade will greatly improve safety and reduce congestion on Avoca Drive, ensuring motorists get to their destination faster, and safer.”

Comments attributed to NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet:

“The NSW Government has a clear long-term economic plan backed by a $112 billion infrastructure investment to deliver the roads and infrastructure needed to keep our state moving.

“This upgrade to Avoca Drive will ensure that commuters travelling through this growing region can do so quickly and safely.”

Comments attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The Australian Government remains committed to working collaboratively with state, territory and local governments in working towards Vision Zero: zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

“Upgrading Avoca Drive will make this busy road safer for residents and visitors alike.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway:

“The NSW Government is building the infrastructure that matters to secure a brighter future for our great State.

“Earlier this week we outlined our vision of a better-connected roads and transport network on the Central Coast to make daily life easier for Central Coast communities.

“The works announced today will play a role in realising this vision and ensuring our roads network remains as safe and as efficient as possible.”