Major road upgrade for Mount Penang Parklands

Bolte Civil of Tuggerah is set to commence road upgrades at the Mount Penang Parklands in Kariong.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said Bolte will work with Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) to transform and extend Mount Penang’s Parklands Rd, with the $8.75M works being the final stage of the State Government’s $16M infrastructure upgrades to the precinct.

“It’s always great to see local companies like Bolte given opportunities to work on large civil projects like this, keeping jobs and money on the Coast,” Crouch said.

“Bolte is a Central Coast success story and has a proven track record in Mount Penang, including previous jobs on The Avenue and the current works on Baxter Track.

“On a Mount Penang project in 2020, Bolte created an Aboriginal apprenticeship for a young local worker who is now halfway through his training program and on his way to a rewarding career.”

Mr Crouch said the Parklands Rd upgrade will create immediate benefits for the Mount Penang community, including those who visit the Parklands for recreation, work and education.

The extended road will link with Baxter Track in the Parklands’ north, opening up the new Kangoo Rd entrance to all users of the precinct.

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Parklands Road aerial photo


Visitors will be able to enter and exit by north or south access points, reducing traffic bottlenecks at peak times and improving emergency access.

HCCDC Chief Executive, Valentina Misevska, said the upgrades will also beautify the precinct and encourage visitors to try more active forms of transport.

“We’re making it easier and safer for walkers and cyclists to explore Mount Penang, with new shared pathways and pedestrian safety features being included as part of these upgrades,” she said.

“Parklands Rd is also receiving other visual and functional improvements, including new garden beds, landscaping around the café, more than 100 off-street parking spaces, new lighting and more than 80 new native trees planted – all designed with water-sensitivity in mind.”

Bolte Civil will begin the upgrades this month, with works expected to continue until early 2023.

Changes to access, traffic and parking are expected during this time – visit hccdc.nsw.gov.au/mt-penang-works for updates.