Gosford City mayor Cr Lawrie McKinna was joined by Member for Dobell Ms Karen McNamara and Member for The Entrance Mr David Mehan on Thursday, April 30, to officially open the $5 million Lisarow Sporting Precinct.
The sporting precinct includes three new sportsgrounds, state of the art irrigation and floodlighting systems, a shared cycleway and footpath as well as a community facilities building and wetland education platform.
Mayor Cr McKinna said the new precinct, located on The Ridgeway opposite Lisarow High School, was a unique multi-purpose facility that the community deserved.
“I’m very proud that Council was able to devote $2.6 million towards the Lisarow Sporting Precinct,” mayor Cr McKinna said.
“This precinct gives the local community, Gosford City residents and the wider Central Coast even more access to a variety of recreational and sporting opportunities.
“The facility will be used by Central Coast Oztag, the Central Coast Cricket Association and Niagara Park Junior AFL, as well as local school groups, particularly Lisarow High School.
“Importantly, it encourages an active and healthy lifestyle,” he said.
The Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development also provided $2.5 million in funding for the project through its Regional Development Australia Fund.
The NSW Government supported the project as well, with $50,000 granted through the NSW Office of Sport and Recreation’s Facility Grant Program.
“The overall project has also played an important role in enhancing the local environment by protecting the existing wetland and endangered ecological communities,” mayor Cr McKinna added.
“Council, in partnership with Lisarow High School students, have formed a bush regeneration group which is committed to the ongoing protection and enhancement of the environment surrounding the precinct.”
30 Apr 2015
Gosford Council media