After twelve months of design and construction work, the new Empire Bay district playspace has been officially opened.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the $360,000 project was funded by the NSW Government and Central Coast Council, with $150,000 provided from the Stronger Communities Fund.
“The playspace includes play equipment, a pump track, outdoor gym equipment, a water fountain and BBQ area,” Mr Crouch said.
“I’m really pleased that this brand new space was designed in collaboration with local students and local residents – the key beneficiaries of this infrastructure.”
Central Coast Council Mayor Lisa Matthews said the new district playspace at Empire Bay is a great example of a Council delivery guided by the community’s voice.
“Through workshops and surveys with the local community, Council was able to turn the community’s ideas into a design and construction of a playspace which caters for older children and youth of the area,” Mayor Matthews said.
“We are thankful to the NSW Government for the funding contribution which has enabled Council to build a new recreation facility to help our community connect, play and keep active.”
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.