With the NSW Treasurer delivering the 2022-23 Budget on Tuesday 21 June, Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea has written to Government Ministers requesting that they fund key projects based on the Central Coast as part of the budget.
These projects include investment in the construction of more social and affordable housing stock on the Central Coast, as well as facilitating more residential land releases. The Central Coast is enduring a housing crisis and has been ranked the number one area of highest housing need in regional NSW.
Ms Catley has also requested funding for an integrated transport planning study. This will include Lake Munmorah, which is a growing suburb with several planned housing developments going ahead that will see a significant growth in the population. There are also four schools along Carters Road, Lake Munmorah, which causes major congestion issues during school drop off and pick up times.
In addition, the Green Grid project was designed to identify and scope potential walking tracks and recreation projects for the purpose of connecting open space, with a potential coastal route identified that would connect Caves Beach and Budgewoi via the Munmorah State Conservation Area. The benefits of such a trail include connecting the Lake Macquarie and Central Coast Local Government Areas. Ms Catley is an enthusiastic supporter and believes it would be a great addition to the Central Coast Community.
Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea said ‘the completion of these projects will greatly benefit Central Coast residents’.
‘I urge the Government to closely consider these submissions and provide funding for Central Coast based projects in the 2022-23 State Budget’.