Construction work has started on the first stage of the $26.2 million redevelopment of the Garnet Adcock Memorial Park at West Gosford.
The Adcock Park Redevelopment project, which is funded by Central Coast Council with a $1 million contribution from the NSW Government's Crown Reserves Improvement Fund, will provide a major upgrade to sporting and recreation facilities.
Central Coast Council Director of Environment and Planning Scott Cox said over the next 12 months the community will see the construction of a state-of-the art multi-purpose sportsground amenities building that will accommodate five out of seven sporting codes that use the regional facility.
"In addition to the construction of the building and a temporary access road to support traffic movement throughout the construction period, a major electrical supply upgrade will also be undertaken to address the existing overload at the site,” Mr Cox said.
“Stage Two works will follow on from this first stage and include the redevelopment of the existing sporting fields, construction of five additional netball courts, construction of a consolidated car park at the entry to the site and upgrade of sportsground lighting.”
Central Coast Mayor Lisa Matthews said the redevelopment will support increased use of the park while creating a venue capable of attracting inter-regional and State level sporting competitions to the region.
“We acknowledge and thank the NSW Government for providing funding to help us deliver projects the community want and need,” Mayor Matthews said.
“Spaces such as Adcock Park are vitally important as they encourage physical activity and help to create a sense of belonging. We look forward to delivering a world-class facility where everyone can be active, socialise and engage in community activities.”
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said developing quality local spaces was key to making the Central Coast a fantastic place to live, work and play.
“The redeveloped Adcock Park will be a fantastic asset for people who participate in netball, cricket, touch football, cycling, little athletics and AFL, as well as local schools who use these facilities for sport carnivals,” Mr Crouch said.
“The NSW Government is proud to provide funding that enhances public land for our community to use.”
For project status updates and further details about the Adcock Park Redevelopment Project, visit the Central Coast Council website.