Local sporting associations and clubs, as well as the wider community will benefit from an $11million project which will upgrade 16 sports grounds across the Central Coast region.
This NSW Government funded project will deliver improved facilities that encourage participation in sport and support healthy and active lifestyles for our community.
The works consists of various sports infrastructure upgrades, such as the installation of sports lighting, drainage and irrigation; which will allow for increased use of the grounds throughout the year and improved safety for players and supporters.
As part of this project, works will be undertaken at the Central Coast Regional Sports and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah, to upgrade Premier Field 5 (drainage, irrigation, and re-levelling), construct hard surface courts to Central Park, and to install ball net fencing, a wash down bay, entry signage and event storage. These upgrades will enhance this quality facility’s current offerings and further attract elite sports and visitors to our region.
Upgrade works are also planned for sports grounds at Blue Haven (Blue Haven Oval), Buff Point (Buff Point Oval), East Gosford (Hylton Moore Oval), Holgate (Paul Oval), Kariong (Kariong Oval), Kincumber (Patrick Croke Oval), Narara (Paddy Clifton Oval and Carrington/Pandala Oval), Noraville (Darren Kennedy Oval), Ourimbah (Sohier Park), San Remo (Northlakes Oval), Tacoma (Don Small Oval), Terrigal (Terrigal BMX facility), and Wyoming (Maidens Brush Oval and Alan Davidson Oval).
High Quality drainage and irrigation systems at sports fields play an important role in facilitating quicker wear recovery, maintaining healthier turf all year round and enabling grounds to re-open faster after wet weather events. These works will improve the quality of the fields, making it more enjoyable to play on, limiting field closure and interruptions to seasons. This means our sporting community can have more time on the field and playing the sports they love.
Effective sports lighting increases the use of a sporting facility for play and training, whilst creating a safe and enjoyable facility for competitors and spectators – especially during winter seasons when it’s dark by late afternoon.
This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government.
Central Coast Council is working with Public Works Advisory (PWA) to deliver the works associated with this project.
This project works schedule commenced late 2021 with expected completion by July 2022 (weather permitting).