Council has commenced construction to transform the Visitor Information Centre at The Entrance.
The exciting multipurpose facility will deliver the community an interactive visitor centre, new and modern amenities including 24/7 adult accessible change facility (AACF) and event toilets, improved layout and decking, a dedicated space for local makers and creators, a bookable function area and a purpose-built greenroom.
Council’s Chief Financial Officer, Natalia Cowley, said the upgrade has been designed to provide an interactive facility and accessible amenities for locals and visitors to enjoy.
“The Entrance is one of the Coast’s most popular tourist destinations and this project creates an interactive space to better educate and inform visitors about all there is to do and see throughout the region,” Cowley said.
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said this stage was an exciting milestone for the project.
“It will provide positive exposure for our local businesses and tourism providers,” Hart said.
“It also provides the opportunity to attract larger-scale events and improved function areas for the community to enjoy.”
Construction of the Visitor Information Centre is expected to be complete in October 2022, weather permitting.
Throughout construction, the temporary Visitor Information Centre currently set up in Memorial Park, The Entrance will remain open to the public, seven days per week with temporary toilets available on Marine Parade.
However, Council said its Customer Service point at this location will remain closed as resources are relocated to high-traffic customer service points.
The Council Customer Service point at The Entrance is expected to reopen in June 2022.
Fencing is in place around the perimeter of the construction area until works are complete.
There will also be temporary loss of some parking spaces and increased vehicle traffic noise at various stages during the construction, however Council says its priority is to minimise disruption to residents, businesses and visitors as much as possible.
Local residents looking to pay their rates, register their dog or cat, or lodge a general enquiry are encouraged to head to Wyong Customer Service or Lake Haven Library while The Entrance Service Centre is temporarily closed.
Residents with questions about the project can contact the online Customer Service Centre or call 1300 463 954.
Media Release, April 11
Central Coast Council