Central Coast's new Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex
Seeking your events for our Opening Celebrations!
The Central Coast will soon have its first major Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah! We are celebrating the opening of the new Complex on 22 and 23 September 2018 by hosting sporting and recreation events that reflect the regional significance of this special occasion.
If you have an event you'd like to stage, such as Gala Days, Regional Finals, Exhibition Matches, Interstate Competitions or National Events we would like to receive your proposal. We encourage you to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by 5:00pm Friday, 9 March 2018. See the Site Plan Illustration and click on the image below for the Expression of Interest information and submission form.
Building a new Regional Sporting Complex for the Central Coast
The Central Coast's first major Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex
will be opened in 2018 on an 18 hectare site at Tuggerah!
Central Coast Council is building the complex (Stage 1). The project has been made possible by support of a $10 million grant from the Australia Government through the National Stronger Regions Fund and $13.7 million in funding committed by Council.
In 2014, Council acquired 18.28 hectares of the Central Coast Wetlands land (previously known as Pioneer Dairy), from the State Government for the development of this regional sporting and recreation complex. The Complex has been designed to be built in two stages.
Stage 1 will consist of nine playing fields, including a premier field, public amenities such as change rooms, canteen, public toilets and store rooms. There will also be public car and bus parking and a shared path within the site.
The final stage will see the development of a multipurpose indoor complex and grandstand. This stage is not yet funded and Council will be seeking grant funding from both the State and Federal Governments to support the project.
The complex will not be limited to organised sporting events; it will also allow for other recreational activities or social and leisure events such as markets, expos and festivals.
artist's impression of the state-of-the-art sporting facility
Why is it needed?
The new Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex will provide a much-needed venue with multiple playing fields that is large enough to host mass participation sporting events on the Central Coast. This will give the Central Coast the ability to attract regional sports and recreation events that not only contribute to visitor economy but also provide opportunity for more participation from Central Coast residents. The economic benefits that will flow to our community from hosting large events are huge - in dollars, creating local jobs and boosting tourism.
It will also provide new facilities to help cater for the growing Central Coast population. All 63 sporting fields currently on the Central Coast are already operating at capacity so we need this new facility to ensure our community has access to quality services and facilities.
Where will it be located?
The Tuggerah Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex will be located on 18 hectares on the old Pioneer Dairy site at Lake Road in Tuggerah.
The facility is ideally located close to the northern rail line and the M1 motorway, both of which provide direct links to Sydney and Newcastle. The combination of easy train and vehicle access will result in a highly connected regional sporting and recreation destination - a valuable asset for New South Wales and the Central Coast.
Construction of Stage 1 is expected to be finished by Spring 2018 (weather dependent).
Council is seeking additional Federal and State Government funding to build Stage 2.
For further Project Management (Planning & Development) information, please contact :
Katherine Simmons on (02) 4350 5335
or email Katherine.Simmons@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au
For further Sports Development (Participation and Events) information, please contact :
Karen Lightfoot on (02) 4350 5352
or email Karen.Lightfoot@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au