Umina Skate Park project in progress

Planning is well underway for the long-awaited revitalisation of the Peninsula Recreation Precinct with the redevelopment of Umina Skate Park and the adjacent recreation zones.

Trinity Skate Parks have been engaged to undertake community consultation and develop a concept design for the skate park, as well as to develop a plan for the area around the BMX track and half basketball court.

It is anticipated that the redevelopment will provide additional socially inclusive recreational opportunities for a range of ages, abilities and sporting skills, attract families to congregate in the area, provide a safe and accessible venue for community activities and attract regional and significant community skate events.

In late 2018, Central Coast Council asked for ideas and feedback and in early 2019 feedback was used to guide the development of two masterplan concept designs.

Works are to include the redevelopment of Umina Skate Park, upgrade of the existing sportsground amenities buildings and improvements to car parks and access ways that will complement the already popular play space, café and related infrastructure at the site.

Although the project was originally slated for completion in 2020, Council is still working with the Federal Government to finalise the $8.25M grant funding agreement which was announced in March 2019, for the upgrade of the Peninsula Recreation Precinct.

“Upon receipt of an executed funding agreement from the Australian Government, Council will be in a position to determine the timeframe for the delivery of works associated with the Umina Skate Park Upgrade project,” a spokesperson said.

Terry Collins