An 820m extension to Munibung Road that joins Cardiff directly to Boolaroo is finished.
The $4.7 million project was jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and Lake Macquarie City Council.
Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said this project is another step forward in the growth of Lake Macquarie City.
This is a regionally significant infrastructure project that will unlock business investment, commercial development and housing opportunities,” Cr Fraser said.
It has taken a significant amount of work to deliver this project and we acknowledge the Australian Government’s patience and the support of the NSW Government to gain access to the site, allowing the project to proceed.”
Munibung Road Extension view to Boolaroo.
Council’s CEO Morven Cameron said ensuring infrastructure projects like the construction of Munibung Road continue through the COVID-19 pandemic is essential to the City’s economy.
I am pleased Council and Daracon were able to continue with the design and delivery of this project, on schedule and on budget, considering the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19 towards the end of the project,” Ms Cameron said.
Infrastructure projects, such as this help our City continue to move forward, while providing both short-term and long-term jobs at this uncertain time for many people in our community.”
Project by numbers
- 820m of new road, footpath and street lighting
- 66 trees and associated landscaping
- 14m road width with cycle-safe lane
- Estimated nine-month construction duration
- 28 construction jobs and 41 long-term jobs generated
- Former Pasminco site comprises 210ha, including 132ha of developable area