Amenities at Central Coast Stadium to get $700,000 upgrade from Stronger Country Communities Fund

AMENITIES UPGRADE:
AMENITIES UPGRADE: "The new toilets will be over there." Central Coast Mariners coach Paul Okon on the sideline at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, during an A-League match this season. Picture: Brendan Esposito

CENTRAL Coast Council has received $700,000 in state government funding to upgrade the amenities at Central Coast Stadium.

“The project will involve upgrading the existing amenities block to a first-class standard,” Parliamnetary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said.

“Works include a full overhaul of the existing amenities including ceiling rectification, installation of new light fittings, hand dryers, tapware and plumbing.”

The funding was provided through the state government’s $200-million Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Terrigal MP Adam Crouch welcomed the funding.

“Central Coast Stadium regularly hosts a range of sporting matches and music events, so I’m really pleased that funding from the state Liberal government is going towards improving this facility,” Mr Crouch said.

“This is one of several projects receiving funding through Round 1 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, and there is now an additional $200 million available for community projects through Round 2 .”

Mayor Jane Smith applauded the announcement.

“We’re tremendously proud of Central Coast Stadium and the quality events and programs it continues to deliver each year to our community,” Cr Smith said.

“This funding will be used toward improving amenities and infrastructure that will augment the visitor experience and cement the stadium’s reputation as the Coast’s premier sporting venue”, she said.

Round 2 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund is now open for applications and will close at 5pm on Friday, May 4.

Councils must submit all applications by the closing time and date. For more information visit nsw.gov.au/strongercountrycommunities.

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