A key project on Central Coast Council’s priority list will become a reality thanks to a $6.5m grant from the Nationals in Government, according to Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin.
Senator Martin made the announcement at Penguin Esplanade on Sunday with Central Coast Mayor Jan Bond and Senator Richard Colbeck.
“The Penguin Foreshore Remediation and Upgrade Project will receive $6.5m to upgrade existing infrastructure and construct a new foreshore boardwalk,” Senator Martin said.
The project includes a long term and aesthetically pleasing wall system for the full length of Penguin Beach to protect beach escarpment/dune from erosion. It also includes the construction of a shared pathway/board walk for the full length of Penguin beach, connecting to the existing pathway, improved beach access for emergency and council vehicles and remediation of the former surf club site to its natural state.
“I visit these communities, listen to what locals want and go and fight for them in Canberra. It is great news that Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has agreed to release the money.”
“It is all about my agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”