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Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct (Umina) upgrade project

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What's happening?

Council is redeveloping several areas within the Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct (formerly known as Umina Recreation Area) to provide functional, accessible, and engaging sporting and recreation infrastructure for the benefit of the community. 
The Peninsula community has strongly supported plans for Council to further enhance Umina’s sporting and recreation precinct and this goal is becoming a reality.

Funding from the Australian Government for $8,250,000 under the Community Development Grant program is enabling Council to deliver revitalised sports and recreation infrastructure based on the community’s vision and needs.       

Project stages

This multi-year project will be delivered in five stages. Stage one works commenced early 2022, with the subsequent stages progressing throughout 2022 to 2024. 

Stage 1 - Umina tennis facility upgrades (Completed)

  • Works include replacement of the building’s roof, and installation of a new synthetic surface for court five to create a dedicated futsal court.
Tennis facilities at Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
New synthetic surface on Court Five

Stage 2 - Sydney Ave, parking and pathways (Completed)

Works include:

  1. Construction of a new shared path on the western side of Sydney Avenue (adjacent to the proposed skatepark) 
  2. Provision of two new accessible car spaces within existing on street parking (Sydney Ave, adjoining recreational area
  3. Formalising the existing car parking which is located alongside beach access points near the caravan park (with around 50 additional spaces) Plus, construction of a formalised concrete pedestrian pathway (connecting the new formalised car park to the caravan park and recreational precinct. 
  4. Reconstruction of the access road from Sydney Avenue to Ocean Beach Caravan Park, including provision of new below ground stormwater drainage infrastructure to address existing ponding/flooding in Sydney Avenue, additional parallel parking spaces, and the upgrading of pedestrian crossings including one raised crossing with pedestrian lighting. This latest scope of works is being entirely funded by Council and is outside the original plan but was deemed essential to provide benefits to the community. 
Road and parking at Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Reconstruction of access road
Road and parking at Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Plenty of additional parking

Stage 3 - Construction of two upgraded sportsground amenities buildings at, Umina sportsground (Etta Road and Melbourne Ave) - (Completed)

  • Two upgraded sportsground amenities buildings will be constructed at Umina sportsground (Etta Road and Melbourne Ave).  
  • This includes the demolition of the existing aged amenities buildings and the construction of two significantly improved and accessible facilities for the benefit of the local rugby league, cricket and soccer groups that use these popular sports fields.  The new Melbourne Ave amenities incorporates unisex, ambulant and accessible toilets, two changerooms, one canteen and store, two storage rooms and one clubroom. The new amenities building at Etta Road also incorporates unisex, ambulant and accessible toilets, plus four changerooms, one referee room, canteen and store, storage room, and clubroom.  Each site will also have utility service upgrades and new accessible pathways so everyone can participate.  
Amenity Building at Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Etta Road upgraded sports amenity block
Amenity Building at Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Melbourne Ave upgraded sports amenity block

Stage 4 - skate park, BMX pump track (Commenced)

  • The existing skate park and BMX track will be demolished to make way for a new custom built-for-purpose regional sized skate park facility and BMX pump track for a broad range of active wheel sports for all ages and abilities. This will also include the installation of new recreational infrastructure including park furniture, shelters, water refill station, connective pathways and landscaping. 
  • Subject to available budget, Council will consider the installation of a bouldering climbing unit/and or obstacle course equipment to create an engaging outdoor fitness course.
  • Engagement with the community has been at the forefront of stage 4 projects, with feedback from community consultation in 2018-19 being used for planning and design.
  • It is anticipated that some areas of the new skate park will be completed by the end of 2023, with the full skatepark finished in mid-2024. Construction on the BMX pump track will commence in early 2024 with an estimated completion date of mid-2024.
Renders of new Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Artist impression of upgraded skatepark
Renders of new Peninsula Recreation and Active Lifestyle Precinct
Artist impression of upgraded skatepark

Stage 5 - Cricket practice nets (Commencing)

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the three cricket practice nets in a new location.
  • These works are planned to commence in September 2023 with completion anticipated by the end of the year for use during the 2023/24 cricket season.
cricket nets
New cricket nets planned for this season

This milestone follows a shared journey between Council, local community sporting groups, Umina Community Group, the hundreds of engaged residents that participated in previous community consultation, and the Federal Government.
This project is funded by the Australian Government with $8,250,000 from the Community Development Grants Programme and Central Coast Council, with a contribution from Umina Community Group.  
Council is passionate about providing safe and engaging outdoor spaces for our community to promote healthy and active lifestyles and to help create connected communities.   These upgrades will enhance and complement the existing regional playspace and quality sports fields - which are already popular with locals and visitors to our region.
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