After years in the planning, the final vision for Warnervale Town Centre has been unveiled, and the concept has come together to create a self-contained community hub of affordable housing, parklands, retail, commercial and community facilities.

There will be both premium and affordable residential housing sites, as well as modern central retail and community facilities, to create the most exciting community hub the Central Coast has seen for decades.

At the centre of this master precinct development, will be a retail and commercial area with a proposed supermarket, long-term day care centre, child play centre, medical centre and pharmacy, and other shops and professional offices. Adjacent to the shopping and commercial precinct and family tavern, would be the 5.2 ha Hilltop Parklands. This huge open space area will include a cycling track, a separate walking/jogging track, playing fields, proposed netball courts, multiple barbecue facilities and recreational facilities, together with a viewing platform to take in the views of the entire region.

Further underpinning the potential for the region are the plan by state and federal governments. Here are some key highlights from the 2019-20 Budget:


• $104.6 million to continue construction of the M1 Pacific Motorway widening between the Tuggerah and Doyalson interchanges, and the Kariong and Somersby interchanges (in partnership with the Federal Government);

• $60.5 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $200 million project) for Stage 1 of the Wyong Hospital Redevelopment;

• $33.9 million to continue construction of the Pacific Highway widening between Parsons Road and Ourimbah Street at Lisarow;

• $24.4 million in 2019-20 (as part of a $348 million project) for the completion of the Gosford Hospital Redevelopment;