Makeover for Duffy’s Oval Facilities

15 Feb 2021 community_groups sports

One of the Central Coast’s premier sporting venues is being revitalised with the upgrading of key facilities.

Duffy’s Oval Recreation Precinct at Terrigal is home to the Terrigal United Football Club and Terrigal Little Athletics Club, as well as being a popular location for many other sports including BMX riding.

Work has recently been completed on the upgrade of the amenities building and work is now underway on redeveloping the BMX track.

The amenities building upgrade focussed on improving accessibility and functionality, providing male and female toilets, change room and showers, accessible toilet and shower, multiple store rooms, canteen and a club function room.

Meanwhile, work underway at the BMX track includes upgrading the tracks’ jumps, asphalting berms and laying a synthetic surface on dirt sections. The redevelopment will make the track more accessible and functional, particularly during wet weather.

Council Director Environment and Planning, Scott Cox said the upgrades were important for an ageing but popular sports venue.

“The building upgrade provides the opportunity to meet current accessibility requirements and to better meet the needs of local sports groups and users,” Mr Cox said.

“The BMX track upgrade will also improve the riding experience and ensures it meets BMX Australia’s specifications.”

The amenities building upgrade has been jointly funded by Council and the NSW Government, with a $250,000 grant from the Stronger Communities Fund. The BMX track redevelopment has been funded by a $300,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Central Coast Administrator Dick Persson AM said the modified building design reflects Council’s vision for an active and connected community.

“The upgrading of these facilities shows Council’s commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles for a growing community, and by ensuring sporting, leisure and open space areas are well maintained and activated,” Mr Persson said.

“These projects are great examples of the community and Council working together with the financial support of the NSW Government to deliver facilities that provide health and social benefits for our community.”

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Duffy’s Oval was one of the most highly-used sporting venues in the local area.

“The new change rooms, toilets and canteen facilities are a huge asset for the Terrigal-Wamberal Little Athletics Club who use Duffy’s Oval in the summer months, and Terrigal United Football Club in the winter months,” Mr Crouch said.

“At the nearby BMX Track, resurfacing the existing track with asphalt berms will make it safer and more accessible during wetter weather conditions.

“There is also a fourth round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund opening this year which means the NSW Government and Central Coast Council can continue working together to deliver even more sporting infrastructure to our community.”

Construction work on the Terrigal BMX track is expected to be completed within the next two months.