Brighter, greener future for sporting facilities

over 2 years ago
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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.


Consultation has concluded