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Pacific Hwy upgrade part of $1.2B essential infrastructure for Central Coast

25-03-22

Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) has celebrated the announcement of a $420M upgrade for the Pacific Highway through Wyong from the state and federal governments.

A critical initiative on the Central Coast Infrastructure Priority List, this announcement takes the total commitment of funding delivered to priority projects through this advocacy agenda to $1.2B.

RDACC Chair, Lawrie McKinna, says this funding announcement shows what can be achieved when all regional stakeholders work together.

“The $420M Pacific Highway upgrade funding announcement proves that when all our regional leaders and stakeholders work together, we can achieve real results for the Coast,” says Mr McKinna.

“RDACC has long been calling for collaboration from all our regional leaders on both sides of politics to come together to present a strong and united regional voice.

“This outcome shows what we can achieve when there is bi-partisan support for essential infrastructure projects that directly benefit our region and the future prosperity of our community.”

RDACC CEO & Director Regional Development, John Mouland, says this is a win to be celebrated by regional leaders and residents alike.

“A Pacific Highway Upgrade through Wyong Town Centre has long been a major project on the Central Coast Infrastructure Priority List, which has now delivered in excess of $1.2B of enabling infrastructure funding from the state and federal governments since its inception in 2016,” says Mr Mouland.

“I travel this stretch of road almost every day and can personally empathise with locals and the broader community that this funding has been a long time coming.

“This is a win to be equally celebrated by our regional leaders who have worked together to advocate for this funding, as well as the residents and community members who will see a direct positive impact of better quality infrastructure in their daily lives.”