The transformation of Leagues Club Field into a regional playspace and park is well underway, with local tradies playing a significant role in construction work.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the $10 million project is providing jobs for locals and supporting the local economy.
“Leagues Club Field is injecting $10 million into the economy and providing jobs for 80 workers,” Mr Crouch said.
“The principal contractor, Landscape Solutions, is made up of an entirely local team and where possible local sub-contractors are also being used.”
Alongside concreters from East Gosford, earthworks from Mangrove Mountain and electrical services from Tuggerah and Wyong, local artists from the Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council are continuing to play a key role in the unique design features of the park.
“The Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council is working to create sandstone animal ‘islands’ that will sit in the tidal pool, which is one of the interactive aspects of the Leagues Club Field project,” Mr Crouch said.
“Once construction is completed at the end of the year our community will benefit from a fantastic new two-hectare park to exercise, relax and play.”
Hunter Central Coast Development Corporation Acting Chief Executive Valentina Misevska said good progress on the park was happening every day, with recent works including the laying of new pedestrian walkways, planting palm trees and installing sandstone seating around the community amphitheatre.
“The community will soon be able to see bigger changes, with the installation of the totem poles and tidal pool islands in June and more trees, play equipment, barbecues and seating installed soon after,” Ms Misevska said.