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Gosford City Car Park remediation works
cars in an underground carpark

Published On

27/06/2024

Council is progressing a significant program of remediation works at Gosford City Car Park to repair, maintain and extend the lifespan of this well used facility.

Gosford City Car Park (located at 1 Baker Street) is multilevel facility with 650 car spaces that provides both permanent and casual parking for city centre workers, residents, and visitors to Gosford.  This infrastructure is over 40 years old and is showing signs of its age!  

A recent structural assessment identified numerous areas that require remediation works to address issues such as exposed reinforcing bars, exposed mesh, minimal concrete cover, corrosion of the roof structure and cracking in slabs.

Works timing: 

Works are scheduled to commence from 12 July 2024, with an anticipated work period of 6-9 months (with completion expected early 2025).  Works will be undertaken between Monday to Saturday, during the hours of 6:00am to 6:00pm.

Impacts:  

The car park will remain operational, throughout the work period with traffic management in place to allow access to open levels during construction. However, there will be a reduced level casual parking availability due to temporary closures of some levels at varying times.  At most, two levels (of approximately 260 car spaces) will be closed for up to four weeks at a time.

Whilst all efforts are being made to minimise user impacts, drivers may experience delays entering, parking, or exiting the car park throughout the works period.

Looking for a park?

During peak times of use, such as when significant events are being held at Gosford, advice would be to allow additional travel time in case the car park becomes full and parking needs to be sought elsewhere or consider use of public transport.

  • There are several car parks located in and around Gosford, along with metered and unmetered street parking options. You can find a list of Council-operated car parks on our parking webpage.
  • Public transport can be a convenient option. Gosford Station is centrally located and offers train and bus connections to many destinations. Consider using Transport for NSW’s Trip Planner to find the best route for your needs.

Enquiries

For specific enquiries relating to these works and operations or impacts during this period, please contact Gosford City Car Park’s office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm) by calling 02 4304 7509 or email parkingstationstaff@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au 

To report issues or other enquiries relating to Council’s delivery of these works, please contact Council through the online customer service centre or call 02 4306 7900.

We thank users of this carpark for their cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience you may experience during the delivery of these works, which will ensure this facility will be available for many years to come.

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Frequently asked questions

I am a permanent account holder. What happens if my usual car parking spot is closed?

Permanent account holders will continue to have guaranteed parking available throughout the project. However, your reserved space/area may be temporarily relocated to another level within the car park and will be reinstated at the project’s completion. All other account benefits remain unaffected. Communications has been issued to account holders and Council will continue to update with news or changes as possible.  This page will be updated as required along the project.  If there are any questions, please contact Gosford City Car Park’s office during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-4.30pm) by calling 02 4304 7509 or email parkingstationstaff@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au.


I am a casual parker. Where can I find alternative parking options when the car park is full due to reduced casual parking?

There are several car parks located in and around Gosford, along with metered and unmetered street parking options. You can find a list of Council-operated car parks on our ‘parking’ web page.

During peak times, such as major sporting events or festivals, public transport can be a convenient option. Gosford Station is centrally located and offers train and bus connections to many destinations. Consider using Trip Planner | transportnsw.info to find the best route for your needs.

What is the cost of the Gosford City Car Park remediation project, and how is it being funded?

The Gosford City Car Park remediation project budget is estimated to cost over $2million, and is funded by Council - partially through Gosford Parking Station Special Rate Levy (external restricted funding), with the remaining balance by Council’s general funding.


Why not rebuild the car park entirely to improve its look?

We understand the desire for a more modern-looking car park so we investigated this possibility. We conducted studies to assess the car park’s structural integrity and developed a business case to determine the best long-term parking solutions for Gosford.

This process considered a knock down rebuild as an option. However, after careful evaluation, it was determined that remediating the existing car park was the most cost-effective solution. This approach ensures a guaranteed parking availability in Gosford for the next 20-25 years, which aligns to Central Coast Council’s Car Parking Study and Implementation Plan’s long-term parking goals.

 

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