Leagues club field set to become a family friendly playground

Artist impression of a future league club field in Gosford.Artist impression of a future league club field in Gosford.

The transformation 
of a major public 
space in Gosford 
CBD Is one step closer 
to reality, with the NSW 
Government announcing 
a partner to design and 
develop upgrades to the 
Leagues Club Field.

Following an open tender 
process, Sydney-based, Turf 
Design and Environmental 
Partnerships, has been 
selected to implement 
the works, which include 
creating a family friendly 
regional playground and open 
community spaces. 
Turi Design bring with them 
a wealth of experience in 
designing significant urban 
parks and community hubs, 
including Central Park and 
Sydney Park in Sydney, Goyder 
Square in Palmerston Northern 
Territory, and Shellharbour 
Civic Centre. 
Hunter Central Coast 
Development Corporation 
(HCCDC) Chief Executive, 
Michael Cassel, said 
that through community 
consultation, Turf Design and HCCDC will deliver a city-changing destination, designed to bring people back into the Gosford CBD.

“As well as providing an exciting new public space for the Central Coast community to enjoy, this development will create momentum for the revitalisation of the region’s urban centre,” Cassel said. “We spent four weeks engaging with the Central Coast community and key stakeholder groups to ensure that we meet the needs of the region and its people,” he said. “A consistent theme evident in this consultation process was the desire to upgrade the space in a way that enhances the city and attracts people and businesses into the CBD.” The Central Coast Regional Development Corporation recently merged with the Hunter Development Corporation, which Cassel said would create a better service for both regions.

“As the new HCCDC, we’re better resourced and experienced to work with stakeholders such as Central Coast Council, to create opportunities and build developer and business confidence in our regional centres. “This new parkland demonstrates how the NSW Government is delivering on its commitment to revitalise the Central Coast, by creating vibrant public spaces, connected cities and thriving communities.” Concepts for the Leagues Club Field transformation were expected to be finalised by the end of 2018, with construction due to commence in September, 2019.

Source: Media release, Nov 16 Luke Robertson, HCCDC

 

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