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24 Aug 2020
Council budgets $26 million for Peninsula projects
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Council budgets $26 million for Peninsula projects

Just on $26 million has been budgeted by Central Coast Council for projects on the Peninsula over the next year.

Of 54 projects totalling $25,957,202, more than $6.67 million of them are dependant on external funding yet to be approved.

The most costly project is the $5.7 million Woy Woy wharf stage two construction.

The $5 million Umina skate park project was approved "pending external grant".

The next most expensive project is the $4.29 million replacement of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at the Peninsula Leisure Centre.

A further $110,000 will be spent on "rolling facility improvements and equipment replacement" at the leisure centre.

A $1.35 million Rogers Park amenities building upgrade was also approved.

Just eight projects account for almost $19 million. Another eight projects account for a further three million dollars, with the remaining 38 projects totalling just four million dollars.

The budget was approved as part of the Council's Operational Plan at the council's July 27 meeting.

An upgrade of the Umina oval (Etta Rd) sportsground amenities building will cost $900,000 "pending external grant".

A further $200,000 was allocated to the investigation and design of an upgrade to the "Umina Oval (Melbourne Ave) sportsground amenities building".

An amount of $200,000 was also approved for the upgrade of the Umina Tennis Clubhouse, also at Umina oval.

Another $10,000 will be spent on irrigation upgrades at Umina oval.

An allocation of $650,000 has been made to Stage Three of the Everglades catchment drainage upgrade.

An upgrade to the Ocean Beach Holiday Park access road and associated car parking will cost $570,000.

The intersection of Ocean Beach Rd and Rawson Rd, Woy Woy, will be upgraded at a cost of $500,000.

Gem Rd, in Pearl Beach, will be upgraded and associated drainage and pavement works will undertaken at a cost of $420,000.

An amount of $405,000 has been budgeted for a stormwater improvement at Woy Woy tip.

A similar amount has been allocated ("pending external grant") for Stage One work on the Hobart Ave and Melbourne Ave intersection project, including kerb, footpath and pedestrian crossing.

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