Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Works begin on new Tuggerah Sporting Complex

Media Release

FN018/2017

22 February 2017

Joint release with:

Ian Reynolds

Administrator for Central Coast Council

Arthur Sinodinos AO

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
Senator for New South Wales

  • Works begin for new $24.7 million sports complex in Tuggerah.
  • New facilities including playing fields, public amenities will attract regional, state, and national sporting events.
  • Partnership investment by Federal Coalition Government ($11 million) and Central Coast Council ($13.71 million).

The Central Coast Council and community celebrated the start of works for the $24.7 million Tuggerah Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex with the first sod turned today.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said she was thrilled the first stage of the project is now underway.

“The first stage of the project will deliver nine playing fields, including a premier field, public amenities such as change rooms, canteen, toilets and store rooms,” Minister Nash said.

“Having access to facilities that are equal to any found in our major cities will support the community to reach its sporting potential.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and sporting facilities like the new Tuggerah complex definitely helps do that.”

Senator for New South Wales Arthur Sinodinos AO said the project would have fantastic outcomes for the Tuggerah community.

“I am excited for the community of Tuggerah, this new Sporting and Recreation Complex will be a draw card for local tourism,” Senator Sinodinos said.

“Former member for Dobell Karen McNamara was a driving force behind this complex, and this is a big win for the Tuggerah community and surrounding region.”

Central Coast Council's Administrator Ian Reynolds who turned the first sod on the project today said council was pleased to partner with the Australian Government on this long awaited project.

“Once complete the new Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex, will be in a prime position to attract regional, state and even national competitions providing a welcome boost to the local economy,” Mr Reynolds said.

This project is made possible through the Coalition Government's investment of $11 million, in partnership with the Central Coast Council's $13.71 million.