Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex will soon be expanded to include a multi-use indoor sport, recreation and event facility, bringing much-needed jobs and investment to the region.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Central Coast Council would receive $11 million in NSW Government COVID-19 stimulus funding to grow the 18-hectare Complex located at Tuggerah.
“Nine outdoor multi-use fields, parking and amenities were constructed in Stage One and have been operational for the past 18 months, and this COVID-19 stimulus funding will allow Stage Two to begin,” Mr Crouch said.
“Stage Two includes a six-court multi-purpose indoor facility for sports like basketball, netball and futsal, as well as change rooms, amenities, storage, a canteen and catering space.
“The detailed design work has already been completed and this project is shovel-ready, with 150 jobs to be created during construction.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said the indoor complex will help increase visitations and trade, providing positive economic flow-on effects for local businesses and suppliers with more people travelling to the Central Coast and spending money in local stores, restaurants and cafes.
“The facility is ideally located close to the northern railway line and M1 motorway, and this combination of easy train and car access will result in a highly connected regional sporting destination – a valuable asset for NSW and the region,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The upgrade will help the Central Coast Regional and Sporting Recreation Complex be a destination of choice for major sporting events, and I congratulate Central Coast Council on securing this funding.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the provision of six indoor courts means netball and basketball players won’t have to travel long distances to Newcastle to play in already overcrowded facilities, and locals will be able to participate in more physical activity.
“When complete, this Complex will be the only facility on the Central Coast capable of hosting regional and state-level events for multiple sports,” Mr Martin said.
The NSW Government is investing in infrastructure, programs and services that support new jobs, improve productivity and economic growth to help NSW recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stage Two of the Complex will include:
- Six multi-use indoor courts located at the centre of the 18-hectare site,
- Four corporate boxes,
- A health and fitness centre,
- Group fitness and meeting rooms,
- A café, and
- A 1,724-seat grandstand
Stage One of the Complex (opened in March 2019) includes:
- Nine playing fields over an 18-hectare site,
- An amenities building including accessible toilets, change rooms, canteen and store rooms,
- Over 2 kilometres of shared pathways,
- Landscaping, and
- Car parking and bus zones.