Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC today announced Central Coast Council has received $700,000 in funding to upgrade the amenities in Central Coast Stadium as part of the NSW Liberal National Government’s $200 million Stronger Country Communities fund.
“The project will involve upgrading the existing amenities block to a first class standard” Mr MacDonald said.
“Works include a full overhaul of the existing amenities including ceiling rectification, installation of new light fittings, hand dryers, tapware and plumbing.”
“Central Coast Stadium regularly hosts a range of sporting matches and music events, so I’m really pleased that funding from the State Liberal Government is going towards improving this facility,” Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP said.
“This is one of several projects receiving funding through round 1 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, and there is now an additional $200 million available for community projects through round 2 of this fund.”
Mayor Jane Smith applauded the announcement, saying that the Stronger Country Communities Funding was illustrative of the State Government’s support for the development of infrastructure in regional communities.
“We’re tremendously proud of Central Coast Stadium and the quality events and programs it continues to deliver each year to our community,” Mayor Smith said.
“This funding will be used toward improving amenities and infrastructure that will augment the visitor experience and cement the Stadium’s reputation as the Coast’s premier sporting venue”, Mayor Smith said.
“As a West Ward Councillor I am excited to learn that the NSW Liberal Government is investing in our world class Stadium. This further investment will ensure the facilities within our asset portfolio continue to grow and improve, which will create an even stronger draw card to attract major events to our region” Central Coast Councillor Troy Marquart said.
The upgrade to the existing amenities would improve both the appeal and functionality of the stadium, appealing to a wider section of the community and putting the stadium on a more even footing to attract a greater variety of sporting and cultural events to the Central Coast.
The second round of Stronger Country Communities is open and will close 5pm on Friday 4th May. Councils must submit all applications by the closing time and date. For more information visit www.nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.