Forresters Beach Playground receives makeover

18 Jun 2020 regional_development

The $150,000 upgrade of Archibold Park, Forresters Beach is now complete.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Forresters Beach community is home to hundreds of families.


“When doorknocking in nearby streets in 2019, the most common feedback I received was the need for new play equipment at Archibold Park,” Mr Crouch said.


“A full makeover of the previously dilapidated Archibold Park is now complete and I congratulate Council staff for getting on with the job and delivering this project.


“COVID-19 restrictions being removed means local families can get out and enjoy the fantastic new playground, which includes play equipment, a flying-fox, softfall surfacing, pathways and park furniture.”


Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said the playspace upgrade at Forresters Beach had been made possible in partnership with the State Government.


“This NSW Government funding has enabled Council to replace the current aging playspace at Archibold Park, and provide residents with a new, safe and engaging playspace for the local community to come together,” Mayor Matthews said.


“This new playspace completion couldn’t have come at a better time with COVID-19 restrictions easing and children now being able to return to play.”


The Archibold Park upgrade was funded with $150,000 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.


The Stronger Communities Fund is in addition to $20 million the NSW Government provided to Central Coast Council in 2016 to kick-start delivery of community infrastructure.