A congestion-busting $70 million agreement landed today between the Morrison Government and the Central Coast Council will mean 29 Urban Congestion Fund projects will soon be underway across the region.
Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge has signed the funding agreement for the package, with $33.3 million of funding set to flow immediately for the first tranche of projects.
“These projects will bust congestion, they will deliver life-saving road safety improvements and they will bolster commuter and freight connections,” Mr Tudge said.
“The majority of the projects in the Central Coast Roads Package will commence and be completed next year, with the rest to commence in 2021 or early 2022.”
Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said she was pleased to have the Central Coast Council on board so that a rolling program of construction can begin from early next year.
“Over the next few years, there will be a steady pipeline of road projects going out the door, underpinning construction jobs, saving lives on our roads and saving travel times,” Ms Wicks said.
Mayor of Central Coast Council Lisa Matthews said she was pleased to see the Federal Government deliver on its election promise for the Central Coast.
“Council is committed to deliver better roads on the Coast that is why we have invested more than $240million over the past three years, Mayor Matthews said.
“This funding is very welcome for the Coast and hopefully just the start of more great collaboration between all levels on government to improve our 2200km road network.
Urban Congestion Fund commitments – Central Coast
Australian Government funding
Central Coast Roads Package – 29 road upgrades across the Central Coast, including: