A local community group has given credit to the Empire Bay community for the announcement of funding to upgrade Greenfield Rd.
Empire Bay and Districts Roads Action Group president Mr Gregory Olsen said the group had been campaigning to have Greenfield Rd upgraded since 2016, and that the funding was a testament to the power of a united community.
“It was with great joy that I received the news that the State Government has allocated the entire $1.8m to complete the job, starting February, 2019.
“The three levels of government have worked together to produce a result that aligns with the needs of the Empire Bay community.
“I am very proud to have been the catalyst to this decision and look forward to the completion of the work so that residents can enjoy the benefits of a safe pedestrian and road access to our beautiful part of the Peninsula.
“I acknowledge the goodwill shown by our political representatives in seeking a resolution to this very old problem faced daily by a longsuffering community,” Mr Olsen said.
The NSW Government funding provided to Central Coast Council will enable the entire 500 metre stretch of road to be upgraded, including provision of drainage work, footpaths and kerb and guttering.
Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said Greenfield Rd is a key link for local residents.
“Greenfield Rd is the main thoroughfare in and out of Empire Bay, and has been identified as a priority project for families and individual in this area,” Mr Crouch said.
Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks said that Greenfield Rd had received the highest number of nominations for improvement by residents in her survey of the Robertson electorate.
“I spoke to residents who identified a serious need for a footpath along this road so kids with bikes and families with prams are safe, as well as a proper drainage solution as the road often floods in winter.”
Media release, 10 Dec 2018
Charlotte Bowcock, Office of Lucy Wicks MP
Media release, 11 Dec 2018
Gregory Olsen, EBDRAG