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Lacklustre recycled roads announcement

The Central Coast community has been invited to provide feedback on plans to upgrade the intersection at Ocean Beach and Rawson Road, Woy Woy.

 

The $32.56 million upgrade is one of 29 projects to be delivered by Central Coast Council through the Central Coast Roads Package. The $86.5 million package is 100 per cent funded by the Australian Government under its Urban Congestion Fund.

14 December 2021

 

THE promise to upgrade the he intersection at Ocean Beach and Rawson Road, Woy Woy was made at the last Federal election by Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks.

 

Lucy Wicks’ recycled re-announcement to upgrade the intersection at Ocean Beach and Rawson Road, Woy Woy is a joke.

 

She has done nothing for the Coast for almost a decade and now she wants your vote for recycling something she announced at the last Federal Election. Is she joking?

 

To add injury to insult, Coasties would have to vote for Lucy’s boss, Scotty ‘Never-Tell-a-Lie’ and his lacking Liberal Member twice more before this is actually delivered in 2026! 2026!

 

Yet, Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the project would help improve travel times and increase road and pedestrian safety.

 

Paul Fletcher then said “The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely.”

 

It’s already been three years since the first announcement, now Coasties are expected to believe that a rehash is going to cut it. What guarantee would there be in three years that Lucy Wick’s promise would not be recycled again?

 

If Lucy Wicks really fair-dinkum about delivering for Coasties, there would already be shovels in the ground. Not just promising the same promise.

 

And yet Minister Paul Fletcher has the audacity to say “this is just the latest example of us delivering on our commitment to progress critical infrastructure projects across the country.”

 

Delivering what? The same promise again in three years time on the eve of the 2026 election? This is hardly a valid commitment to the Central Coast Community.

 

And despite the promise to upgrade the Woy Woy intersection at some far-off and uncertain date, Lucy Wicks is encouraging the community to still have there say on her ethereal announcement.

 

“We know how important roads upgrades are on the Peninsula and the Rawson Road and Ocean Beach intersection is a major problem during peak traffic times,” Mrs Wicks said.

 

“Projects like this, which will improve traffic flow and safety at intersections that have become bottlenecks, are vital for a growing region such as the Central Coast."

 

So, why hasn’t there been positive action to upgrade the Woy Woy interesection in the past three years as previously promised? Why are Coasties expected to wait another four years before completion of the project? And why should Coasties believe Lucy Wick’s promise will eventuate?

 

Let’s not forget about Ms Wicks commuter carparks, which still don’t have a projected start date, let alone a completion date. Lucy Wicks, like her boss Scott Morrison is all announcement, no delivery.

 

Local member Lucy Wicks has nothing for years and can only trot out undelivered promises from the last Federal Election.

 

Coasties won’t be fooled this time around. They deserve better and deserve someone who will deliver for Robertson.

 

Community members can view plans and provide feedback by visiting www.yourvoiceourcoast.com/obrawson.

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