Council budgets $13 million for the Peninsula
Central Coast Council has budgeted to spend almost $13 million on the Peninsula in the next financial year, according to a draft budget endorsed at its April 27 meeting.
The draft will be exhibited for public comment until May 26.
The budget reveals the Ocean Beach Rd-Rawson Rd upgrade is expected to take four years and that major work on the Umina skate park upgrade is not expected to start before the 2022-23 financial year.
The council will spend $6.5 million from general revenue on the Peninsula next financial year.
More than half of this will be spent on the Peninsula Leisure Centre.
The majority of the $3.5 million allocated to the centre will be spent on replacement of the ventilation system, with $300,000 spent on a gym equipment upgrade.
The next largest allocation from general revenue is $1.2 to be spent on sewer infrastructure renewal and replacement.
This includes $580,000 for rising main replacement in Maitland Bay Dr and more than $570,000 towards pumping station renewal at Cowper Rd, Umina, and Lagoon St, Ettalong.
A further $1.8 million of sewer infrastructure spending is foreshadowed for the following two years.
Embankment stabilisation for Mt Ettalong Rd, Patonga Dr and Pearl Beach Dr will cost a total of $305,000.
Another $600,000 will be spent on the Castle Circuit and Homan Close escarpment.
Woy Woy Bay wharf will be replaced at a cost of $395,000.
Ettalong, Umina and Woy Woy town centres will each get kerb ramp upgrades at a combined cost of $138,000.
The Ettalong senior citizens centre has been allocated $60,000 for roller door replacement and flooring and ceiling work.
Patonga campground has been allocated $30,000 fo "reactive capital renewal" and the Woy Woy commuter carpark $13,750 for "reactive works".
A further $6.1 million of projects next financial year will be funded from grants.
Among these is an allocation of $1 million towards the $32.5 million intersection upgrade at Ocean Beach and Rawson Rds.
The intersection upgrade is anticipated to take four years to complete.
The other major road and drainage project is an upgrade of Springwood St at a cost of almost $1.3 million.
Grants are expected to cover the cost of a $1.4 million renewal of the Lemon Grove netball courts amenities building in Ettalong and the $1.05 million renewal of the Rogers Park sportsground amenities building in Woy Woy.
A grant of $720,000 is expected to cover the cost of a sports fields, parks and playgornds car park and road upgrade at Sydney Ave, Umina.
The renewal of the Umina Oval amenities building has been allocated $210,000 from grant funding for the next financial year, with $2.5 million foreshadowed for the following year.
Only $15,000 has been allocated to the Umina skate park upgrade, with $3.75 million foreshadowed for the following financial year.
The Esplanade shared zone project in Umina has been allocated $282,000 and tMt Ettalong Rd safety improvements $130,000.
A further $130,000 will come from developer contributions to renew the Umina oval irrigation.
The draft budget is based on approval of a 15 per cent special rate variation by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Authority, which is yet to be given.
Central Coast Council agenda 5.1, 27 Apr 2021