Project Update as at 7 February 2017
Central Coast Council has awarded the contract to build Stage 1 of the sporting complex on the 18 hectares of land at Lake Road Tuggerah, to North Construction and Building Pty Ltd (North).
This project has been made possible by support of a $10 million grant from the Australian Government through its National Stronger Regions Fund and $13.71 million committed by Central Coast Council.
Construction will start in February 2017 and is expected to be operational in Spring 2018.
During construction of stage one, parking on the road or grass verge of Lake Road and Bryant Drive will be unavailable for the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
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?
We don’t have the facilities to bring together larger events, so residents travel to other regional areas to participate in this level of competition. The Central Coast has 63 sporting fields operating at capacity so we need this facility to cater for our growing population and to ensure our community has access to quality services and facilities.
Access to facilities that are able to host mass participation events is limited which restricts the Coast’s ability to attract regional sports and recreation events and realise the benefits of the visitor economy.
The economic benefits that will flow to our community from hosting large events are huge - in dollars, creating local jobs and boosting tourism.
Where will it be located?
The Tuggerah Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex (TRSRC) 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