Construction begins at Leagues Club Field
Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) today started works on the transformation of Leagues Club Field, delivering on the NSW Government’s commitment to create an exciting regional playspace in the heart of Gosford.
The 2.4 hectare park draws inspiration from community feedback and local Indigenous culture, in a nature-inspired space featuring shady trees, grassy areas to relax and gather, picnic amenities and a unique tidal waterway.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch and Liberal Member of the NSW Upper House for the Central Coast Taylor Martin were excited to see work get underway.
“The start of construction at Leagues Club Field is symbolic of Gosford’s revitalisation – there are cranes in the sky, residential and commercial building work in progress, and now a world-class public space underway,” Mr Crouch said.
“Local workers will enjoy shady space for lunch breaks with dozens of trees and thousands of native plants, as well as climbing structures and water play for kids, a jogging circuit and improved pedestrian connections.
“We have worked with the community, Central Coast Council and the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council to design a space that is accessible to everyone and representative of local Indigenous culture and history.”
Mr Martin said that the benefits of Leagues Club Field will have a flow-on effect in the wider community, such as employment and tourism outcomes.
“The NSW Government’s investment in Gosford CBD is creating jobs and making it a better place to live, work and visit,” Mr Martin said.
“When the transformation of Leagues Club Field is complete, both tourists and locals will have another good reason to visit and make the most of the high-quality space on the waterfront.”
HCCDC Acting CEO Valentina Misevska said contractor Landscape Solutions will deliver the transformation of Leagues Club Field and is working to engage services and contractors to help deliver the project.
“Part of the commitment to this project is working with local people, and Landscape Solutions are actively seeking to engage local suppliers and workers where possible,” Ms Misevska said.
“The local Aboriginal community has also played a valuable role in this project, and Landscape Solutions aims to maximise opportunities for Indigenous workers.”
Works on Leagues Club Field are expected to be completed in late 2020, with the entire park closed during construction. Click here for more information.
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