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New sports building
for Lemon Grove Netball Courts
A new sports and amenities building has been constructed at Lemon Grove Netball Courts in Ettalong Beach to provide the netball community with an updated clubhouse and better amenities.
Centre front row from left: Sharon Bailey, Netball Association President, Dr Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson, Rik Hart, Central Coast Council Administrator andmembers from the Woy Woy Peninsular Netball Association.
18 November 2022
THE new sports and amenities building was funded by the Australian Government and cost $1,185,575 with $143,126 from Council.
Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP joined with Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart, and Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association President, Sharon Bailey, to announce the completion of the project.
“This new sports and amenities building will provide the netball community with an updated clubhouse with greater capabilities, enhanced facilities, and improved accessibility,” Dr Reid said.
“The Albanese Labor Government is committed to improving sports infrastructure to ensure more Australians participate in sports and live healthy lifestyles.
“I thank Central Coast Council and its staff for delivering this phenomenal new sports facility and I look forward to it serving the community for many years to come."
The new building includes female, male, and accessible toilets, a change room, canteen, control room, medical room, clubroom, office, and storage areas. It also complements the resurfaced netball courts and lighting upgrades undertaken by Central Coast Council in 2019.
Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart said the Australian Government’s funding has enabled Council to deliver this much needed sports infrastructure for the local community.
“The Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association and local netball club players and supporters will benefit from this quality sports infrastructure,” Mr Hart said.
“This new sports amenity building has significant accessibility improvements to ensure everyone can participate and be a part of the local netball community.
“Council remains committed to delivering and maintaining quality sports facilities across the Central Coast region, and this project demonstrates what positive outcomes can be sought for our community through collaborative partnership.”
Woy Woy Peninsula Netball Association President, Sharon Bailey, says the community are so excited to be able to use the new facility.
“It has been 12 months since this project first started and the whole netball community is so excited to use the new facility. Through many disruptions from COVID-19 to the weather, we are finally here to announce the completion. I want to thank the Australian Government and Central Coast Council for their contributions to this new building,” Ms Bailey said.
The Woy Woy Netball Association has 700 players of all ages. Teams include males and females.
Turo reserve play space upgrade complete
Turo Reserve local playspace in Pretty Beach has received an upgrade thanks to funding from the Australian Government, Central Coast Council, and the Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association (WKCA).
Dr Gordon Reid, centre front, and Council representatives Brett Sherar and Mike Allsop, far right, and members of the Wagstaff Community Association.
18 November 2022
THE Australian Government provided $105,000, $5000 from Central Coast Council and $9,817 was provided from the WKCA.
Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP, said Turo Reserve has received a much-needed upgrade to modernise the local playspace.
“I am pleased to see the completion of the upgrade to the Turo Reserve local playspace. The improvements that have taken place ensure the park is brought up to standard and can continue being an excellent community space for both young and old to enjoy,” Dr Reid said.
“My thanks to Central Coast Council and its staff on completing another local playspace upgrade."
Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart said this local playspace renewal has breathed new life into Turo Reserve and provides a hub for local families and visitors of Pretty Beach to play, socialise and enjoy the fresh air.
“Funding from the Australian Government has enabled Council to deliver a new, engaging and safe playspace, with additional contributions from the Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association funding the looped concrete pathway to improve accessibility and provide a smooth surface for some scootering play,” said Mr Hart.
“This playspace is a great example of Council, the community and the Australian Government working together to deliver infrastructure that provides health and social benefits for the region.”
President of the Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association, Mr Mike Allsop, said that he looks forward to the local community enjoying the park.
“It is great to see the completion of the upgrade to Turo Reserve local playspace and I look forward to seeing many families and children once again enjoying the features of the playspace,” Mr Allsop said.
Delivering for the Central Coast
The Albanese Government is delivering for the Central Coast, with significant commitments to local roads and community facilities funded in the Budget.
(L-R): Central Council Administrator, Rik Hart, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King and Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid.
18 November 2022
THE initial stage of the Avoca Drive upgrade will proceed, with $30 million dollars of funding announced.
The works will begin to ease congestion and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King said, “The Albanese Government believes in strengthening regional Australia and supporting communities to reach their full potential.
“Improving roads to ease congestions and improved safety helps people get home to their families more quickly.
“The addition of female changing rooms along with other upgrades to Frost Reserve will bring the facilities up to a standard that reflects the changing needs of the community.”
The Budget also includes funds to upgrade Frost Reserve to update and improve the Kincumber Roos Soccer Clubhouse facilities such as adding female change rooms, providing greater accessibility, more storage space and an upgraded canteen.
Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid said, “The Albanese Government is delivering on the election commitments we made to the people of Robertson.
“These projects will not only bring the community together, but allow safer and better connections between communities.”
The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, has seen both sites as part of a visit to the Central Coast.
Ross Park upgrade complete
An upgrade to Avoca Beach’s Ross Park district playspace has been completed and officially marked by a visit from Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, The Hon. Catherine King MP, Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP, and Central Coast Council Administrator, Mr Rik Hart.
(L-R): Dr Gordon Reid, Minister Catherine King, Central Coast Council Director Mel Smith and Council Administrator Rik Hart.
18 November 2022
ROSS Park district playspace received $300,000 from the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program and $10,000 from Central Coast Council to improve and enhance the park.
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, The Hon. Catherine King MP said improving local facilities has real benefits for the local community and adds to the liveability of our regions.
“Projects like this is exactly what the LRCI Program is all about. That’s why the Australian Government is investing $3.25 billion in the LRCI Program in total, to assist Councils in getting important community projects done,” she said.
Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP said that the improvements completed at Ross Park playspace will serve the surrounding communities for years to come.
“Ross Park is a much-loved community playspace in Avoca Beach and conveniently located close to the beach, where many local and visiting families come to enjoy,” Dr Reid said.
“The improvements that have been completed will provide greater accessibility and safety features. The upgrade has ensured the playspace is brought up to standards local community members expect. This was achieved through earlier consultations with the community. I am pleased to see that those consultations have been incorporated into this phenomenal upgrade.
“I thank Central Coast Council and its staff for completing yet another high quality playspace upgrade.”
Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart said community input was integral to the design of this renewed playspace at Avoca Beach, which is a popular destination for many local families and visitors to the Coast.
Council undertook community consultation to find out what’s important to locals, with this feedback guiding the final design and inclusions of this public asset,” Mr Hart said.
“The refreshed district level playspace offers a variety of active and dynamic play opportunities as well as sensory, creative and natural play areas, and improved accessibility – which aligns with the Central Coast Playspace Strategy.
“This project demonstrates how different levels of government working together can achieve positive community outcomes. With the Australian Government’s funding, Council has been able to deliver a playspace which provides health, economic and social benefits for the region.”
Some of the improvements to Ross Park playspace include rubber softfall, synthetic grass, new shade structures, replaced fencing and gates, recycling bins, and installation of a water drinking station.
Jirramba Reserve playspace
Jirramba Reserve local playspace in Saratoga received an upgrade through funding from the Australian Government, Central Coast Council, and the 3 Villages Community Group.
(L-R, Back Row): Stephanie Bower,Dr Gordon Reid, Minister Catherine King, Council Administrator Rik Hart Central Coast Council Director Mel Smith. (L-R, Front Row): Taia Sansom and Monique Roy.
18 November 2022
THE Australian Government provided $105,000, while Central Coast Council and 3 Villages Community Group provided $5000 and $9000 respectfully.
Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP said that the upgrade to Jirramba Reserve local playspace is an example of what can be achieved when governments and the community work together.
“The Jirramba Reserve local playspace upgrade is an excellent example of government and community groups coming together and working on a shared project. The upgrade has ensured greater accessibility and improved safety at the playspace," Dr Reid said.
“I would like to thank Central Coast Council and its staff for always showing commitment to their work and for completing an outstanding upgrade to Jirramba Reserve playspace.”
Central Coast Council Administrator, Rik Hart said this renewed local playspace at Saratoga is a great example of a safe and engaging community space where children can play and locals of all ages can connect and socialise.
“The design of this playspace embraces a whole-of-park approach, with the new play equipment complementing and connecting to the park furniture, picnic tables and toilet amenities, with grassed areas under the shade of mature trees,” Mr Hart said.
“Funding from the Australian Government, and additional financial contribution from the 3 Villages Community Group Inc, has enabled Council to deliver the community’s vison for activated open spaces and facilities in natural settings, with improved accessibility.”
3 Villages Community Group spokesperson, Ms Taia Sansom, said the community is already enjoying the upgraded playspace.
“The completion of the new Jirramba playspace has been a wonderful gift from the Federal Government to the community of the 3 Villages," Ms Sansom.
"Many children now play together, and they are staying much longer because of the variety of play equipment, and especially because of the swings which suit the older kids.
“I've seen mums and dads having fun with their kids on the swings, too, which is great. I've seen that lots of children now go there after school.
"They are absolutely loving the whole space, and this is encouraging exercise and fresh air instead of screen time. Thank you so very much for this play space addition to our community."
Upgrades to Jirramda Reserve local playspace include replacement of existing play equipment, new turf, rubber softfall, concrete pathway, and landscaping.
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