Group plans to continue lobbying for better roads
The Umina Beach Community Group plans to continue lobbying the Central Coast Council and the NSW Government for better roads and infrastructure.
"We are constantly writing submission to the State and Federal Government about the Peninsula," said group vice-president Mr Rod Unsworth.
"The funding for roads and infrastructure for the Peninsula from the three levels of government has not been proportionate with the population," Mr Unsworth said.
"Sixteen thousand people now live in Umina alone," he said.
"This is a big and growing population.
"It is a delightful place to live and people are making good choices by moving here but the infrastructure has not kept up and we are continually lobbying on behalf of the community," he said.
He said the upgrade of the playground in Trafalgar Ave was an example of what the local community could do if it pulled together.
"Work is underway and some of the equipment has already gone in and is it able to be used by families now.
"We are going to have some planting sessions down there and we would love to have some volunteers," he said.
The Trafalgar Ave playground will be renamed Runway Park "to celebrate the fact it is on the site of the old runway", Mr Unsworth said.
Interview, 18 Jan 2017
Rod Unsworth, Umina Beach Community Group
Reporter: Jackie Pearson
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