Brighter, greener future for sporting facilities

about 3 years ago

From Whitebridge to Wangi Wangi and Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie City Council is completing more than $5 million in upgrades, including lighting and playing surface improvement works, to a dozen sporting facilities across the City.

Council’s Manager Community Planning, John Ferguson, said creating quality sport and recreation facilities where our community can participate in grassroots physical activity encourages a healthier lifestyle, which is why we have committed to making these improvements.

“Whether it’s a new amenities block that makes sport more enjoyable or a better surface to more consistently play games and train on, these upgrades are needed to make a positive impact in the sporting lives of our local community,” Mr Ferguson said.

“There may be disruptions at some of our project sites at the beginning of the winter season; however, Council is working with local clubs to minimise these impacts.”

Sport facility projects undertaken this during the 2016-2017 financial year:

  • new sports field including lighting and irrigation and a new car park at Alan Davis Field, Gateshead;

  • soil remediation and resurfacing works at Feighan Oval, Warners Bay;

  • new lighting at Wangi Wangi netball courts, Cardiff No. 1 and No. 2 ovals, and two fields at Barton Field, Belmont;

  • new amenities building and car park at Parbury Park, Swansea;

  • irrigation replacement and installation at Gibson Field at Morisset, Ulinga Oval at Cardiff South, Finnan Oval at Blackalls Park and Lisle Carr Oval at Whitebridge;

  • compost trial and field renovation at Kahibah Oval; and

  • field renovations at Fishburn Field at Rathmines, Liles Oval at Redhead, Les Wakeman Field at West Wallsend, Waterboard Oval at Blackalls Park and Finnan Oval at Blackalls Park.

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