Water and sewer works underway. Provided by Central Coast Council.

The Central Coast Council is progressing with its program of works to support the growth of Gosford, with 56 out of 66 water and sewer projects either completed or underway.

The works are all set to be completed by 2024. 

Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the critical infrastructure supports the shared vision to transform Gosford into an iconic waterfront city.

“The program of works will prepare Gosford to meet the needs of our community and visitors for the next 30 years,’ Mr Hart said.

“To create places that bring our community together, we need to provide basic services so people can continue to work, live in and enjoy our growing city. A key part of this is having access to reliable water and sewer services.”

Central Coast Council’s Director of Water and Sewer, Jamie Loader, said the major improvement work includes 43 water projects and 23 sewer upgrades and is funded by the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) and Accelerated Infrastructure Fund (AIF).

“Council received $42.5 million in funding through the HAF and a further $4.6 million through the AIF to deliver these water and sewer infrastructure upgrades,” Mr Loader said.

“The final stage of works in Mann Street, Gosford are now completed.

“We have removed and replaced sewer mains and associated infrastructure to increase the capacity of the sewage system. This was a major project that was completed well and is now fully operational.”

Mr Loader said of the 43 projects in the water program, 29 have been completed, another eight are underway and the remaining six in the planning stages.

“The sewer program has 23 projects in total with three complete, 16 underway and four in the planning stages,” Mr Loader said.

The next major package of work will be along the Gosford waterfront area, where the Council is planning upgrades to the sewer system from the edge of the Gosford Leagues Club Field near Vaughan Avenue, through to the Dane Drive Mann Street intersection. 

Mr Loader said work has also started to increase the size of the existing gravity sewer mains within the West Gosford area near Adcock Avenue, Racecourse Road, Young Street and Central Coast Highway.

New South Wales Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully, welcomed the completion of works in Mann Street and the progress Council has made on the other projects that will help support Gosford’s growth.

“The New South Wales Government has a range of funding programs in place to help councils deliver the critical infrastructure needed to support their communities, and it’s wonderful to see the progress Central Coast Council has made,” Mr Scully said.

“These important works will support the revitalisation of Gosford, including its iconic waterfront, which we’ve committed $8.5 million to help transform into a thriving precinct of recreation, tourism and endless opportunities for local businesses.”

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