Improving infrastructure for the Central Coast
The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, has visited the Central Coast to highlight budget funding for local roads and community facilities.
The Albanese Government has delivered on its election commitments, funding projects that will build a better future for the Central Coast, including:
- $40 million for the Central Coast Roads Package
- $30 million upgrade to Avoca Drive
- $750,000 for better facilities at Frost Reserve in Kincumber.
Through the Budget, the Albanese Government also committed an additional $250 million to the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program.
As part of her visit to the Central Coast, the Minister also visited the upgraded playspace at Ross Park, at Avoca Beach and at Jirramba Reserve in Saratoga. Both projects were partly funded under the Government Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.
The Government is also delivering $1.2 million to revitalise The Entrance.
Minister King and the Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride MP have visited The Entrance Ocean Baths where funding will go to improvements such as renovating the baths, making the waterfront plaza playspace more accessible, and installing shade sails.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King:
“The Albanese Government is committed to investing in partnership with regional communities and improve the liveability of regional Australia.
“In delivering on our election pledges, we are building important local infrastructure that will bring real benefits to communities on the Central Coast.
“Whether it be better roads to help people get home safer or upgraded and more accessible places for them to relax, we want to deliver projects that have a lasting impact.
Quotes attributable to the Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride:
“The Entrance is a popular place for locals and visitors across the Central Coast, but it needs proper investment for the future.
“This funding will breathe life back into The Entrance and improve sun safety and water quality at the Ocean Baths, which are an iconic heritage listed site on the Coast.”