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
- Ettalong, Lemon Grove Netball Courts sports amenities building – construction works are in the final stages 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. This rolling schedule of upgrades continue with some sites now complete. For more information and to follow project schedule and impacts, go to the project web page.
- Kibble Park - upgrade works are commencing to make Kibble Park in Gosford a more accessible for the community. As part of the upgrade, the unique sculpture created by John Flakelar will be relocated within the park, and the fountain area redeveloped.
- Sensory Park, Narara - existing park infrastructure (pedestrian bridge and paths) was recently replaced to provide improved accessibility and functionality and the labyrinth garden also reconstructed to include new paths, planting and a central feature. Vegetation planting works will are underway to finalise the project (weather permitting).
- Woy Woy, James Brown Oval sports ground lighting upgrade – The new LED lighting infrastructure will provide a superior lighting performance for local sports teams. The new lighting will also provide environmental benefits with reduced energy consumption and save Council money due to the lower running and future maintenance costs. The works are funded by Council and commenced July, and expected to be completed by September (weather permitting). The site will remain active during this period, with winter seasonal sport users being granted permission to continually use the turfed playing surfaces during the weekdays and weekends whilst works are being undertaken.
- Boat ramp carpark, Mulloway Reserve, Chain Valley Bay – work is underway to upgrade the boat ramp carpark at Mulloway Reserve to provide safer and easier access to the waterways of Lake Macquarie. Works are expected to be finished in August 2022; and the car park will be closed during this time. This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Central Coast Council. Read more.
- Canton Beach local playspace (located on the foreshore at Beach Pde between Lakeview St and Crossingham St) is temporarily closed due to significant storm damage It’s anticipated that works will take several weeks to rectify the safety issues, with re-opening in August. The nearest playspace is located at Belbowrie Street, Canton Beach further along the foreshore.
Leisure & Community Facilities
- Lifeguard Towers, Avoca Beach – A new lifeguard tower is currently being installed at Avoca Beach (southern end near Avoca Surf Life Saving Club). Works commenced Monday 25 July with part of the carpark fenced off during the work period. The completion timing is now anticipated to be Friday 5 August following some unforeseen delays with materials. The existing Lifeguard Tower, located off Ficus Avenue has already undergone recent repairs and a refurbishment. These aquatic safety infrastructure works support lifeguards and improve safety for the local community and visitors to Avoca Beach.
- 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 – the previous ageing 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 of August 2022 (weather permitting). This community infrastructure project is funded by NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund and Central Coast Council.
- 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.
- Flood debris clean up on beaches and foreshores. Debris including vegetation is being washed ashore on southern beaches including Patonga, Umina and Killcare as flood water continues to flow out from the Hawkesbury River, and significant amounts of sea wrack (sea grass) and vegetation has been deposited on public foreshores and reserves around Tuggerah Lakes. Council staff continue to inspect and clean up flood debris from Central Coast beaches and foreshores and will continue to do so for some weeks.
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.
- Noraville, Koolewongh and Wagstaffe Sewer Pump Station (SPS) refurbishments. The sewer pump stations located at 59W Reynolds Rd (Noraville), Couche Park (Koolewong) and Mulhall St (Wagstaffe) are currently undergoing upgrade works which include new pumps and pipework, odour control unit, safer access lids, ladders and handrails, and a new electrical switchboard at each site.
Roads & Drainage Works
Council is committed to maintaining the local roads, drainage and footpaths across the Central Coast and manage a road network of over 2,000 kilometre across the region. The road network across the Coast has been further impacted by the recent storm events in early July and Council is continuing to assess the damage from the latest storm event. Sites have been made safe however temporary road closures may remain in place in some locations while sites are assessed for remediation works. Intense and continual rainfall over several months has resulted in a significant number of potholes which continue to be repaired. Read the Pothole fact sheet.
Council strategically plans road and drainage works as part of the annual capital works program and 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
Some projects currently underway include:
- Avoca Beach, Ridgway Road upgrade - Road upgrade including the construction of kerb and gutter, footpaths, street drainage and new road pavement (Central Coast Roads Package - Urban Congestion Fund)
- Avoca Beach, Avoca Drive and Burns Street intersection (Burns Street from south end carpark to intersection of Avoca Drive (West) and Burns Street) - Drainage upgrade including the installation of new stormwater pipes and inlet pits
- Berkeley Vale, Lakedge Ave (from Gregory Street to No. 30 Lakedge Avenue) - Road upgrade with drainage, kerb and gutter, footpath and pavement works. Funded by Australian Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program).
- Budgewoi, Walu Avenue (from house number 24 Walu Avenue to Lukela Avenue) Road upgrade with drainage, kerb and gutter, footpath and pavement works.
- Copacabana, Del Monte Place upgrade - Road upgrade including the construction of kerb and gutter, footpaths, street drainage and new road pavement. Funded by Australian Government (Central Coast Roads Package - Urban Congestion Fund)
- Davistown, Malinya Road (House Number 119 to Coomal Avenue) - Shared Path Construction. Funded by Australian Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program Phase 2B).
- East Gosford, Lushington Street (Henry Parry Drive to Brougham Street) - Road upgrade with drainage, kerb and gutter, footpath and pavement works. Funded by Australian Government (Central Coast Roads Package - Urban Congestion Fund).
- Empire Bay, Shelly Beach Road (Kendall Street to Cul-de-sac) - Road upgrade with drainage, kerb and pavement works. Funded by Australian Government (Central Coast Roads Package - Urban Congestion Fund)
- Erina, Central Coast Highway (Ernest Street to Avoca Drive) - New shared path construction. Funded by Australian/NSW Government (Active Transport Program / Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program 2A)
- Gosford, Racecourse Road (Batley Street North to Showground Road) – New shared path construction. Funded by Australian Government (Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program).
- Long Jetty, intersection of Archbold Parade and Tuggerah Parade - Safety improvements at the intersection of Tuggerah Parade and Tuggerah Parade
- North Avoca, Elgata Street, from View Street to North Avoca Parade. Road upgrade with drainage, kerb and gutter, footpath and pavement works. Funded by Australian Government (Community Development Grants Programme)
- North Avoca, View Street (Tramway Road to House Number 41). Road upgrade including the construction of street drainage, kerb and gutter, footpath and new road pavement. Funded by Australian Government (Community Development Grants Programme)
- Mardi, Old Maitland Road (from house number 427 to house number 343) – Road safety improvements including shoulder widening, high friction pavement and crash barrier. Funded by NSW Government (Safer Roads Program).
- Tuggerawong shared pathway (Tuggerawong Road along the foreshore from February Street to Palmer Street) - new shared path construction
- Umina Beach, Everglades Catchment Drainage Upgrade (from house number Carpenter Street to house number 22 Lovell Street) - Drainage upgrade including the installation of new inlet pits and rehabilitation of existing drainage lines. Funded by Australia Government (Central Coast Roads Package - Urban Congestion Fund).
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