Upgrades to the sporting facilities at Adelaide Street Oval, Killarney Vale are underway, thanks to $1.2 million in funding from the NSW Government, with additional funding from Central Coast Council and AFL NSW/ACT.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the upgrades would include unisex changerooms, unisex toilets, ambulant and accessible toilets, a first aid room, storage areas and a new concrete pathway, connecting the existing AFL Clubhouse to the carpark.
“AFL is rapidly becoming one of the most popular sports across the Central Coast, especially for young women and I am proud that this important project is finally commencing, ensuring everyone has access to quality amenities,” Mr Crouch said.
“The NSW Government is actively looking at ways to encourage participation in sport. We know sport has great health, social and economic advantages and we’re looking to strengthen our local sporting communities as we plan for the future.
“I want to congratulate Killarney Vale Boomers AFL Club President Paul Forster for his vision and advocacy for the grounds. This is a wonderful outcome for the club.”
Australian Football League’s Community Football and Competition Manager (Hunter and Central Coast), Matt Harris said they are delighted to partner with the NSW Government and Council to contribute to the delivery of highly valued sports infrastructure for the community.
“The magnificent new sports amenities building design, which features four changerooms, will cater for the increased number of participants that AFL are seeing on the Central Coast,” Mr Harris said.
“The female friendly facilities are a wonderful acknowledgment of the growth and importance of female football.”
Central Coast Council will be undertaking the works, with plans to have the new facilities due for completion by April 2022.
Central Coast Council Administrator Rik Hart said this milestone is a result of Council, NSW Government and AFL working together for the benefit of our local community.
“Quality infrastructure supports local sporting groups, encourages active and healthy lifestyles and creates opportunities for social connections. The upgraded sports amenities will provide an accessible facility so everyone can participate in local sport,” Mr Hart said.
“This project will deliver on a goal from Council’s community strategic plan to create a liveable Coast through quality sports facilities and one of many sports infrastructure projects underway for the Coast this financial year.”
This project is jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund $908,616, NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants Program $300,000, Central Coast Council and Australian Football League NSW/ACT’s AFL Facilities Fund $50,000.