Upgrade of sporting infrastructure at Central Coast sports grounds (2021-22 project)

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Monday, 5 September 2022

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Local sporting associations and clubs, as well as the wider community will benefit from an $11million project which will upgrade 16 sports grounds across the Central Coast region.

This NSW Government funded project will deliver improved facilities that encourage participation in sport and support healthy and active lifestyles for our community.

The works consists of various sports infrastructure upgrades, such as the installation of sports lighting, drainage and irrigation; which will allow for increased use of the grounds throughout the year and improved safety for players and supporters.

As part of this project, works will be undertaken at the Central Coast Regional Sports and Recreation Complex at Tuggerah, to upgrade Premier Field 5 (drainage, irrigation, and re-levelling), construct hard surface courts to Central Park, and to install ball net fencing, a wash down bay, entry signage and event storage. These upgrades will enhance this quality facility’s current offerings and further attract elite sports and visitors to our region. 

Upgrade works are also planned for sports grounds at Blue Haven (Blue Haven Oval), Buff Point (Buff Point Oval), East Gosford (Hylton Moore Oval), Holgate (Paul Oval), Kariong (Kariong Oval), Kincumber (Patrick Croke Oval), Narara (Paddy Clifton Oval and Carrington/Pandala Oval), Noraville (Darren Kennedy Oval), Ourimbah (Sohier Park), San Remo (Northlakes Oval), Tacoma (Don Small Oval), Terrigal (Terrigal BMX facility), and Wyoming (Maidens Brush Oval and Alan Davidson Oval). 

High Quality drainage and irrigation systems at sports fields play an important role in facilitating quicker wear recovery, maintaining healthier turf all year round and enabling grounds to re-open faster after wet weather events. These works will improve the quality of the fields, making it more enjoyable to play on, limiting field closure and interruptions to seasons.  This means our sporting community can get back on the field quicker after wet weather and play the sports they love.

Effective sports lighting increases the use of a sporting facility for play and training, whilst creating a safe and enjoyable facility for competitors and spectators – especially during winter seasons when it’s dark by late afternoon. 

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government.  

Central Coast Council is working with Public Works Advisory (PWA) to deliver the works associated with this project.

This project works schedule commenced late 2021, with completion of works at all sites expected by December 2022 (weather permitting).  

For enquiries on this project, please contact Council’s project team by email openspace.projects@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au

project works schedule 

 (updated: 5 September 2022) 

Suburb

Sports Oval

Planned works

Start date

Expected end date (weather dependant)

Notes

Blue Haven

Blue Haven Oval

Drainage and irrigation

26 April 2022

30 November 2022

Works underway.

Playing field is closed for use.

Buff Point

Buff Point Oval

Sports lighting

17 January 2022
 

16 September 2022

On field works complete and night testing to be undertaken.

East Gosford

Hylton Moore Oval

Sports lighting to Field 1

24 January 2022

Complete

On field works complete and night testing has been undertaken.
Final implementation is in progress.

Holgate

Paul Oval

Levelling of playing surface, drainage and irrigation

24 November 2021

30 November 2022

Works underway.

Playing field and associated infrastructure is closed for use.

Ball fence and cricket net upgrade works complete.

Kariong

Kariong Oval

Sports lighting

7 February 2022

Complete

On field works complete and night testing has been undertaken.
Final implementation is in progress.

Kincumber

Patrick Croke Oval

Sports lighting

May 2022

Complete

On field works complete and night testing has been undertaken.
Final implementation is in progress.

Narara

Paddy Clifton Oval

Drainage and irrigation

 4 July 2022

24 October 2022

Works underway. Playing field is closed for use.

Narara

Carrington/ Pandala Oval

Field expansion including retaining wall construction and vegetation removal, regrading of a portion of the playing surface, construction of a new turf wicket, drainage & irrigation

24 January 2022

30 November 2022

Works underway.
Playing field and the southern portion of the carpark is closed for use.

Noraville

Darren Kennedy Oval

Drainage and irrigation

30 November 2021

Complete

All works complete. Site Open for use

Ourimbah

Sohier Park

Drainage and irrigation

21 March 2022

1 November 2022

Works underway.

Playing field is closed for use.

San Remo

Northlakes Oval

Drainage and irrigation

12 September 2022

23 December 2022

Works to commence soon. 

Tacoma

Don Small Oval

Drainage and irrigation

 6 April 2022

24 October 2022

Works underway.

Playing field is closed for use.

Terrigal

Terrigal BMX

Sport lighting

21 February 2022

Complete

Perimeter works completed and night testing has been undertaken.
Final implementation is in progress.

Tuggerah

Central Coast Regional Sports and Recreation Complex

Upgrades to Premier Field 5 (drainage, irrigation, and re-levelling), construction of hard surface courts to Central Park, installation of ball net fencing, wash down bay and new LED entry signage

December 2021

Complete

Works complete.
Field 5 closed for use (whilst turf is established*).
Central Park courts, ball net fencing, wash down bay and new LED entry signage complete.

 

Wyoming

Maidens Brush Oval

Regrading of playing surface, drainage and irrigation and sports lighting

15 January 2022

30 November 2022

Works underway. 

Playing field and carpark is closed for use

Wyoming

Alan Davidson Oval

Sports lighting installation on fields 1 and 4. 

10 January 2022

26 August 2022

On field works complete and night testing has been undertaken.
Final implementation is in progress. 

*for any sites receiving drainage and irrigation upgrades, the grounds will be closed an additional month after construction works are complete. This is to allow time for the turf to grow over the trench lines created by excavation for the drainage and irrigation pipework, which will ensure player safety. This additional time is included in the dates provided in the table above.

Council remains committed to providing and maintaining quality sports facilities for the benefits they provide to our community. In addition to this project Council is undertaking several additional projects to improve sport and recreation facilities region-wide.  Follow Council’s social media pages and eNews for updates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can the grounds be used during whilst works are underway? 

The facilities that are having drainage and irrigation upgrades will be closed for use while the works are underway. The facilities where floodlighting works are being undertaken can still be used, with only areas around the perimeter of the Fields being closed. Please refer to the project works schedule for the full list of facilities and works being undertaken at each. 

How do these works impact organised sports? 

The facilities that are having drainage and irrigation upgrades will be closed for use while the works are underway, therefore the clubs who would generally utilise these grounds will be relocated for training and games during this period. Council is working closely with each of the Central Coast sporting associations to communicate the project program and reallocate grounds.  The facilities where floodlighting works are being undertaken can still be used, meaning that the clubs who would generally utilise these grounds will still have access to them for training and games.

What are the benefits of the works being undertaken?

High Quality drainage and irrigation systems at sports fields play an important role in facilitating quicker wear recovery, maintaining healthier turf all year round and enabling grounds to re-open faster after wet weather events. These works will improve the quality of the fields, making it more enjoyable to play on, limiting field closure and interruptions to seasons.  This means our sporting community can get back on the field quicker after wet weather and play the sports they love.

Effective sports lighting increases the use of a sporting facility for play and training, whilst creating a safe and enjoyable facility for competitors and spectators – especially during winter seasons when it’s dark by late afternoon. 
 

 

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