Council is currently undertaking major infrastructure upgrades in the Gosford CBD which will foster economic growth and support forecast population growth.
There are 43 water main projects included in the upgrades, these works comprise of:
- The construction of approximately 7.8 kilometres of water main to upgrade the network to support future development demands and fire-fighting provisions
- New water main interconnection with Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) system supply feeding into a new distribution main to boost supply to the Gosford Hospital and President’s Hill zone as well as boosting supply in the reverse direction from the President’s Hill zone into the Gosford CBD.
There are 23 sewer infrastructure improvements including:
- 20 sewer main projects
- Approximately 6.5 kilometres of sewer pipelines replaced
- Two new sewage pump stations
- Upgrades to two existing pump stations
Construction for the works includes:
- Four railway crossings – one for a water project and three for sewer projects
- Four TfNSW Central Coast Highway Crossings – two for water projects and two for sewer projects
This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government through the Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF). Council has received $42.5million in funding through the HAF to deliver these water and sewer infrastructure upgrades which will be competed in 2024.
Council is committed to maintaining water and sewer infrastructure across the Central Coast.
Overview of individual projects
Some of the current water and sewer infrastructure in the Gosford CBD is nearing the end of its asset life and is being upgraded to accommodate the forecast population growth and to facilitate important development that will contribute to establishing Gosford as a city that we can all be proud of.
Below is an overview of the key projects that make up the HAF funded Gosford CBD works.
Project ID information correlates with the project map available in the document library on this page.
Completed water infrastructure project locations:
|3||South side of Racecourse Road|
|4||Racecourse Road around Holden St and Showground Road|
|6||Beane Street West|
|7||From Batley Street North to Faunce Street West|
|8||Faunce Street West near Racecourse|
|9||Section 1 Faunce Street West from Batley Street to Cape Street North|
|10||Faunce Street West from Cape Street North to Holden Street|
|16||Central Coast Highway at Albany Street intersection|
|17||William Street – Henry Parry Drive to Albany Street North|
|18||Ormond Street South across Etna Street|
|19||From John Whiteway Drive through easement to Henry Parry Drive|
|20||Erina Street East|
|21||Donnison Street West to 28 Flinders Lane|
|22||Donnison Street West|
|24||Duke Street South from Central Coast Highway (York Street) intersection|
|25||Faunce Street East from Henry Parry Drive|
|27||Hill Street between Etna St and Beane St|
|28||Fielders Lane south from Donnison Street West|
|29||Erina Street West and unformed section to Hely Street|
|34||Cape Street North Gosford|
|41||Blackett Street Gosford|
|43||Peek Way North Gosford|
Completed sewer infrastructure project locations:
|1||Gosford Golf Course, Racecourse Road|
|2||Cape Street, Gosford|
Current water infrastructure project locations:
|1 & 2||Gosford Golf Course|
|13 & 31||Central Coast Highway and Georgiana Terrace|
|30 & 32||John Whiteway Drive|
|39||Mann Street, North Gosford|
Upcoming water infrastructure project locations:
|15||Young Street south connecting to Central Coast Hwy|
|35||Erina Street East, Gosford|
|36||Batley Street Gosford|
|42||Erina Street East, Gosford|
Upcoming sewer infrastructure project locations:
|3||Perina Road and Glennie Street, Gosford|
|4||Showground Road, Gosford and Akora Rd, Wyoming|
|5||Wollong Street, Gosford|
|6 & 21||Mann Street and Faunce Street, Gosford|
|13||Central Coast Highway, Mason Parade, Java Street and Crawford Street, Point Frederick|
Current project impacts
When identified, information on constructions impacts will be outlined here.
A major upgrade of Gosford’s water and sewer infrastructure is required for a number of reasons including:
- significant forecasted population growth
- increased number of approved dwellings
- planned and forecast high-rise developments to be used for a range of purposes including residential, business, health and education
- development of non-residential floor space and to enable efficient and sustainable redevelopment to occur within the CBD
- fostering economic growth by enabling development opportunities that create local jobs and reduce the need for Central Coast residents to commute to work
- maximizes the usage of existing utility infrastructure
- required to position Gosford as the capital of the Central Coast in accordance with the expectations of the NSW Government as per the Central Coast Regional Pan 2016.
Yes, there will be some short-term pain but the long-term gains will be worth it. Whilst we acknowledge there will be some impacts, Council is making every effort to minimis these by:
- using drilling techniques that minimise construction corridors and limit the requirement for remediation works
- conducting major works outside of core-business hours to minimise disruption
- working with key business stakeholders to ensure project planning is done so in consideration of their business needs.
In the Gosford CBD Council has completed:
- twenty-three water infrastructure upgrades
- two sewer infrastructure upgrades.
In the Gosford CBD, Council has:
- five upcoming water infrastructure upgrades
- five upcoming sewer infrastructure upgrades.
Recently completed key commercial developments/redevelopments in Gosford include:
- Gosford Hospital – a number of major developments have been completed and more are planned
- New Leagues Club Park
- Bonython Tower (residential tower including street level restaurant and bar)
- Hotel Gosford
- Australia Tax Office and NSW Financial Services buildings.
Upcoming key commercial developments / potential developments include:
- Gosford Regional Library
- The Archibald (corner Donnison and Mann Streets) – mixed-Use Development containing commercial/retail, supermarket, hotel and shop top housing across two towers and podium
- Gosford Alive (Donnison Street at the former ‘Kibbleplex’ site) – applicants approved concept scheme comprises: five towers ranging in height from 18 to 27 storeys (including podium); 727 dwellings, comprising 180x1 bed, 399x2 bed, 148x3 bed apartments; 5,422 m2 commercial premises GFA, including: 1,015 on-site car parking spaces
- Gosford Leagues Club Redevelopment (Dane Drive) – this concept State Significant Development Application seeks approval for a mixed use development comprising tow towers above a podium. Towers to be situated towards the northern portion of the site, with a mix of uses
- The Gateway (Watt Street – located in the centre of Gosford opposite Gosford Station and Burns Park) – The concept development proposes three mixed use towers and a public plaza in the centre.