Intersection upgrades to proceed following State Budget
Intersection upgrades in Blackwall Rd and a women's sports program at PCYC Umina are two projects on the Peninsula that will proceed as a result of the State Budget on June 21.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Mr Adam Crouch said: "This budget will provide substantial support to our region with a strong focus on cost-of-living support for families and continued delivery of infrastructure.
"That's why the Budget provides a range of support measures like the $150 Back-to-School Voucher, the $250 Regional Apprentice and Uni Travel Card, toll relief for Central Coast commuters, expanded access to childcare and the Energy Bill Buster Program."
The Budget included $7 million to commence construction at Blackwall Rd and McMasters Rd, as well as $80,000 to support PCYC Umina's Empowering Women and Girls health through participation in sport program.
Other spending included $30.2 million over two years to establish the Greater Cities Commission with its expanded remit over the Six Cities, including $20.2 million "to undertake critical planning priorities on the Central Coast".
Upgrades to social housing across the Central Coast were allocated $5.84 million, while $660,000 was provided "to develop a new social housing project".
A commitment of $500 million was made for the first step in the Northern Corridor, "bringing faster rail a step closer," said Mr Crouch.
The delivery of the new Intercity train fleet would continue with the allocation of $999 million.
Central Coast Council would be supported with local road maintenance, from a pool of $271 million in Local Community Grants.
Other Budget provisions affecting the Coast included a boost to fire management in national parks through a $598 million investment, delivering 250 permanent jobs and critical infrastructure upgrades.
An additional $93.7 million was also provided to deliver the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy to prepare for the impacts of climate change and capture new investment opportunities.
Media release, 21 Jun 2022
Adam Crouch, Central Coast Secretary