Funding announced for Athletics Track

Member for the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, Councillor, Jilly Pilon, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, at the trackMember for the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, Councillor, Jilly Pilon, and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, at the track.

Central Coast Councillor for The Entrance Ward, Jilly Pilon, Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, and Member of the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, have announced $425,000 to upgrade and recoat Mingara Athletics Track.

This announcement follows a month-long community campaign that gathered support through an online petition from residents across the Central Coast, as well as Mingara Recreation Club and Central Coast Academy of Sport. Mingara Athletics Track is a regional facility that is highly utilised by dozens of schools, sport clubs and charity events.

It is the only synthetic athletics track on the Central Coast. Synthetic athletics tracks require resurfacing after 12 to 15 years, but Mingara Athletics Track has not been replaced for over 18 years.

The $425,000 in regional funding will upgrade, recoat and re-linemark the track. “Over the past month, I have been doorknocking the local area to gain support for our community campaign, and have collected an incredible number of signatures from local residents,” Cr Pilon said. “I thank the Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, for responding to our community campaign and providing $425,000 in regional funding,” she added.

“Mingara are proud of the benefit that the Athletics Track provides to our local community, and are delighted with the announcement of the funding to replace the ageing surface of the track,” said Mingara Recreation Club Chief Executive Officer, Paul Barnett. “We sincerely thank our local representatives for their support in providing this funding, and acknowledging the importance of the Regional Athletics Track to the Central Coast,” he added. “What a fabulous outcome for such a signifi cant regional facility.”

Source: Media release, Nov 7 Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP

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