Earthworks are set to start in September for the retail town centre at Hilltop Park, Warnervale, and the NSW Government is investing $1.2M towards critical water and sewer infrastructure upgrades.
Spokesman for the Hilltop Park residential development, Dan Ahearn, said these earthworks would start the process of shaping the site into a neighbourhood retail centre.
“There will be a medical centre, a supermarket, a variety of smaller retailers, offices, a children’s play area and a yet-to-be announced child care centre,” he said.
Liberal MLC for the Central Coast, Taylor Martin, said the government’s investment was critical in planning for new housing in the area and to deliver a high quality and dependable water supply for these new communities.
This investment will cover all preliminary work on 1.5km of water main, two sewage pump stations, 1km of sewage pressure main and three railway crossings for water and sewerage pipelines.
Work will include preparation of a final business case for funding of construction work, design of water and sewerage infrastructure and site investigations including survey, geotechnical assessment and environmental assessment for the water and sewerage work.
“The Central Coast is expected to grow by 75,500 people between 2016 and 2036, so it’s important we have the infrastructure in place to meet this demand,” Martin said.
“This investment builds on the NSW Government’s commitment in the Central Coast Regional Plan 2036 to deliver a vibrant and well connected Warnervale Town Centre,” he said.
Dan Ahearn said home buyers were showing a strong resurgence into the property market after the effects of the borrowing threshold cuts, the federal election result and two interest rate cuts from the Reserve Bank.
“And the strong surge in residential sales at Hilltop Park is riding on the back of the announcement that the retail precinct is set to start civil construction next month,” he said.
“Following the success of stage one, and due to high demand for this residential estate, we are bringing forward the release of stages two and three, with an excellent choice of premium lots.”
There are three or four-bedroom designs, with an entry price starting at $497,500 for a completed house and land package.
Ahearn said the addition of the town centre precinct at Hilltop Park would favourably impact on the lifestyle and convenience for residents, creating a community hub within the estate.
Interview, Aug 1,
Dan Ahearn, Hilltop Park
Media statement, Jul 8
Central Coast Council
Media release, Jun 19
Taylor Martin, Central Coast MLC
Journalist, Sue Murray