Scot MacDonald
Wyong Regional Chronicle Column
31st Oct 2018

Newspaper column by Mr MacDonald that appeared in the Wyong Regional Chronicle on the 31st October 2018. 

Report from the Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC

Return and Earn machine for Tuggerah

A Return and Earn reverse vending machine has been installed at Westfield Tuggerah. The unit is located in the parking section outside Big W, at the rear of the complex. This unit joins the existing two reverse vending machines in Tuggerah and Wyong. More than 12.4 million bottles have been returned in The Entrance and more than 7.8 million in Wyong since the scheme began.

Completion of Pacific Highway upgrade

On 9th October I joined The Hon Taylor Martin MLC and Councillor Jilly Pilon to announce the completion of Pacific Highway project part 3A. This was a $70 million investment by the Liberal National Government that will improve traffi c fl ow and travel times for the 30,000 motorists who travel on this important arterial road daily. The construction contract for Stage 3B to upgrade
the Highway at Lisarow between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street is expected to be awarded in coming months. Stage 4 involves upgrading the Pacific Highway and Manns Road between Narara Creek Road at Narara and Parsons Road at Lisarow.

Tuggerah Lakes LAC Awards

On 19th October I represented the Minister for Police the Hon. Troy Grant at the Tuggerah Lakes Police District Awards Ceremony at the Central Coast Council Civic Centre. I presented 56 commendations, including National Police Service Medals and NSW Police Medals. It was my pleasure to attend and recognise the outstanding service of these offi cers to the Tuggerah
Lakes Police District and the Central Coast community.

Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund

The NSW Government is finalising its criteria for access to the $4.2 Billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund. The Central Coast Council LGA is eligible. State Government agencies and Council have been collaborating in identifying significant projects that will expand the Central Coast’s economy in the future. The Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund is not designed to fund normal education, health and transport capital expenditure. It’s aim is to invest in infrastructure that will support jobs
and economic growth for generations.