Infrastructure works in progress 16 May

This page provides information on some infrastructure projects underway across the Central Coast this month. Whilst we will continue to update this page as new information becomes available, details may change with short notice due to impacts that can occur to schedules due to weather and other events. More information can be sought on these projects by contacting Council’s customer service centre.

Open space and recreation

  • Playspace renewals – Several playspaces across the Coast are undergoing replacements to provide safe, engaging and improved play equipment, with accessible features so everyone can play. Playspaces being renewed are located at Ross Park Playspace (Avoca Beach), Woolmers Crescent Playspace (Mardi), Hylton Moore Oval Playspace (East Gosford), Palm Gully Park Playspace (North Avoca), Turo Reserve Playspace (Pretty Beach) and Jirramba Reserve Playspace (Saratoga). Works are due for completion by June 2022. These projects were made possible through $825,000 of funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, with some additional funding provided by local community groups. Read more here.
  • Playspace accessibility improvements – Playspaces at The Cottage (Bateau Bay) and Edgewater Park (Bateau Bay) will have rubber softfall replacement, and Runway Park (Woy Woy) playspace and Wallarah Point Peace Park playspace will have additional rubber softfall installed to further improve accessibility. Each playspace will be closed for up to a week (when weather permits) over May and June to allow for the works to be undertaken.
  • Umina Tennis Facility upgrades (Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct upgrade project) – The Umina Tennis Facility is being upgraded with the installation of a new synthetic surface for court five to create a dedicated futsal court, and new roof on the amenities building. Council is redeveloping several areas within the precinct which is being delivered in five stages. Funded by Australian Government. More info.
  • Killarney Vale, Adelaide Oval sports amenities building – construction works are nearing completion to provide a significantly improved and accessible facility. Funded by NSW Government.
  • Ettalong, Lemon Grove Netball Courts sports amenities building – construction works are underway to construct a multi-purpose sports amenities building. Funded by Australian Government. More info.
  • Upgrade of sporting infrastructure at Central Coast sports grounds – This $11million NSW Government funded project at 16 local sports grounds consists of various sports infrastructure upgrades, such as the installation of sports lighting, drainage and irrigation; which will allow for increased use of the grounds throughout the year and improved safety for players and supporters. For more information and to follow project schedule and impacts, go to the project web page.
  • Umina Oval sportsground irrigation renewal – Works are underway to replace ageing irrigation to ensure the turf is efficiently watered, providing a safe and high quality playing surface all year round. This field hosts Umina United Football Club, Central Coast Cricket Southern Spirit Cricket Club, Umina Junior Rugby League and Coast Oztag. Works are due for completion by the end of June.
  • Kibble Park – upgrade works are commencing to make Kibble Park in Gosford to make it more accessible for the community. As part of the upgrade the unique sculpture created by John Flakelar will be relocated to Sensory Park, Narara, which is also being upgraded. The remediation and refurbishment work at both Kibble and Sensory parks, is funded in the Council Operational Plan.
  • Sensory Park, Narara – existing park infrastructure (pedestrian bridge and paths) is being replaced to provide improved accessibility and functionality and the labyrinth garden will also be reconstructed to include new paths, planting and a central feature.

Leisure & Community Facilities

  • The Entrance Visitor Information Centre – construction has commenced to transform the Visitor Information Centre at The Entrance into an exciting multipurpose facility. The updates will deliver the community an interactive visitor centre, new and modern amenities including 24/7 adult accessible change facility (AACF) and event toilets, improved layout and decking, a dedicated space for local makers and creators, a bookable function area and a purpose-built greenroom. Read more.
  • Macmasters Beach public toilets and change room facilities – current facilities were demolished to make way for new improved and an accessible public amenities building with toilets, shower and change facilities. Construction of the new facility is due for completion by the end July 2022 (weather permitting). This community infrastructure project is funded by NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and Central Coast Council. Read more.
  • The Entrance, Grant McBride Baths amenities upgrade – We are refurbishing the Grant McBride Baths changerooms and public toilets to provide improved facilitates for ocean pool visitors. Works commenced 27 April 2022, with completion due by the end June 2022 (weather permitting). These facilities will be closed during the construction period, however temporary public toilets and changerooms will be provided on site.
  • Woy Woy, Peninsula Leisure Centre’s Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system is being replaced to ensure the pool, creche, courts, gym and others spaces are running at the perfect temperature and this facility has new energy efficiencies incorporated to do our bit for the environment. Works start 26th April 2022 and should finish in October 2022, weather depending. During this period there will be some disruptions. More info.
  • Toukley Library – Toukley Library will be closed from 7 May to 22 May inclusive for essential building works. The upgrade includes a completely new roof and installation of LED lighting. Out-of-hours return chutes and public amenities will also be closed. Closest Library branch Lake Haven.

Environmental Management

Priority Creeks Flood Mitigation Works – Council have commenced a 2 month flood mitigation program as part of the Priority Creeks program, consisting of a number of high priority creeks, with Council undertaking specific creek maintenance activities, including bush regeneration to manage aquatic weeds infestations, debris and sediment removal which also includes the removal of fallen identified trees. The areas which have been identified as high priority sites include and works have or about to commence:

  • Umina Beach – Veron Rd
  • Woy Woy – Nambucca Drive
  • Tascott – Bluefish Cres / Shore Brace , Melaleuca Cres / Glenrock Pde
  • Wyoming – Pacific Hwy / Kinarra Ave

Water & Sewer

The water and sewer capital works program can be viewed online.

To view all planned and unplanned water outages, go to our water services interruptions web page.

  • Davistown and St Huberts Island Vacuum Sewer Refurbishment – the Vacuum Sewer Systems at Davistown and St Huberts Island are currently being refurbished to improve the reliability and resilience of the system. The refurbishment works will see key parts replaced in the existing sewer pots together with the installation of a ‘pillar’ next to the pot. The installation of the pillar will allow the critical components to be located above flood water levels, ensuring that the sewer system remains effective during major weather events. More info.
  • Major water and sewer upgrades for Gosford CBD – major infrastructure upgrades continue in Gosford CBD which will support economic and population growth by providing critical new water and sewer infrastructure for the CBD. The project spans 66 projects (43 water projects and 23 sewer projects) with sites stretching from the Gosford waterfront, through the Gosford CBD shopping precinct, to areas in the vicinity of Gosford Hospital and Gosford Golf Course. This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government through the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) and part of a $42.5million funding. More info.

Roads & Drainage Works

Council’s crews maintain a road network of over 2,000 kilometre across the region – fixing potholes, removing fallen trees and other debris from roads, inspections and repair to other damage. Due to continued rainfall in the last few months, an unprecedented amount of potholes have occurred and Council has increased resources in this area to attend to repairs. Read the Pothole fact sheet.

An ongoing road renewal program for the region’s road network is in place where works and treatment can include preservation sealing, heavy patch, resurfacing and reconstruction.

Road projects account for 20.4 percent of Council’s capital works budget for FY2021-22. An interactive map showing this financial year’s Road and drainage capital works program is available on Council’s website, centralcoast.gov.au

To view all planned and unplanned road closures across the Central Coast, go to our road closure web page.

• Wyong Rd – Vegetation maintenance works are underway to clean up the median strips and roundabouts along Wyong Rd (Mardi to Long Jetty) between 1 May to 3 June (8pm to 4am). Works include the pruning, hedging, weeding, spraying, mulching and rubbish removal on centre medians and roundabouts along Wyong Rd. Traffic will be limited to one lane access each direction on Wyong Rd for varying periods in specific areas from Central Coast Hwy, Long Jetty to M1, Mardi.

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