$400k for Tea Gardens roads and more to come

Published on 09 March 2017

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MidCoast Council has continued to roll out the pre-merger Rural Construction and Urban Reseal Programs, completing extensive works on Limekilns Road and Cooma Street in Tea Gardens, reseals across town and continuing major road reconstruction on Marine Drive.

"The $300,000 project, which was funded from the Rural Construction Program and undertaken by Council road crews, involved 1.05km of road rehabilitation, a 300 metre reseal and 60 metres of construction, providing improved access for residents of both Limekilns and Cooma Street" said Council's Manager Operations (South), Jamie Condie.  

And there's more investment being made by Council in the Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens road network.

"This week crews have been undertaking reseals on Binda, Booner, Langi, Mirreen and Moola Streets, Flamingo Avenue and Moira Parade at a cost of approximately $119,000" added Jamie.  These works were part of the Tea Gardens Urban Road Reseal program, also a pre-merger commitment of Council.

"Reseals are a cost-effective method to protect the road from water penetration, extending the life of the road" explained Jamie. 

Locals will also see road crews working on Marine Drive at Tea Gardens in a continuation of works undertaken prior to Christmas. These works are part of Council's long term strategy for Marine Drive and also funded through the Urban Road Rehabilitation Program. In this stage, works include kerb and guttering and the final stage of the piped drainage system which needs to be completed before the road is reconstructed. 

These road works are part of MidCoast Council's commitment to improving infrastructure throughout the MidCoast region, and its continued support for the region’s smaller communities.