The Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre at Terrigal is set to reopen soon to the public, sporting a $1M facelift.
Funded by the State Government, the revamp includes upgrades to the aquariums, building and café deck extensions; a new kitchen, air conditioning and solar power, improved parking and a new access ramp.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro, was on the Coast on September 9 to look lover the improvements and said the centre undertook important tourism and research functions.
“The $1M redevelopment means a new and improved tourism experience for locals and visitors with improved facilities, new services and equipment,” Barilaro said.
“The grant has also unlocked the opportunity for the centre to provide education and research opportunities for schools and universities, both locally and Australia-wide.”
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said part of the funding also enabled an educational video to be created and shown at the centre.
Called Wonders of the Wreck, it is a documentary detailing the sinking of Ex-HMAS Adelaide for an artificial reef.
“A live video stream from a web cam on the Ex-HMAS Adelaide allows the beautiful underwater landscape to be viewed from the centre and online,” Crouch said.
“This redevelopment also means that Central Coast Marine Discovery Centre now qualifies for eco-tourism accreditation, which enhances our wider community’s ability to attract environmental research and education opportunities.”
Media release, Sep 9
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch