New Amenities at McEvoy Oval on track for July

Media Release

FN083/2017

05 June 2017

Joint release with:

Lucy Wicks

Federal Member for Robertson

Ian Reynolds

Administrator of Central Coast Council

  • Construction of new amenities building on schedule at Umina Beach's McEvoy Oval
  • The project will provide modern essential amenities for local sporting and community events
  • The Coalition Government is investing $304,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund toward the project

Construction on McEvoy Oval's new amenities building is well underway and on schedule to be completed in July 2017, with the Umina Beach upgrade set to support grassroots sport.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said when complete, the new amenities building at McEvoy Oval will benefit both local sports and the greater community.

“This project is great for the community by contributing to the growth of Umina Beach and its surrounding areas, “Minister Nash said.

“More than $18 million is being invested in the electorate of Robertson including the Somersby Industrial Park Infrastructure Upgrade and the Regional Performing Arts and Conference Centre project in Gosford.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and great sporting facilities do just that.” 

Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks, who toured the site today, said she was impressed with construction progress to date.

“This upgrade means that local sporting groups, schools and families on the Peninsula will have access to better facilities and our local sporting clubs can attract state-wide competitions. It means more opportunities and more events for our local area,” Ms Wicks said.

“The previous amenities building was dilapidated and unsafe, and did not adequately accommodate the current usage.

“I am thrilled that we are working with the community to provide high quality recreation opportunities for the Peninsula.”

Central Coast Council Administrator Ian Reynolds said the amenities upgrade would benefit a range of local sporting associations.

“A number of local codes call McEvoy Oval ‘home’ including Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics, Southern Spirit Cricket Club and the Peninsula Touch Football Association. It's an invaluable community asset,” said Mr Reynolds.

“This upgrade will improve the scale of events that can be held at McEvoy Oval and further promote participation in sport across the Peninsula and the wider Central Coast.

“We're home to a strong sporting culture on the Central Coast and investments in infrastructure projects like this from all levels of government can only help in developing our local sporting champions of tomorrow.”

This project is jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($304,000), New South Wales Government ($225,000), Central Coast Council ($220,000), Woy Woy Peninsula Little Athletics ($3,000), Peninsula Touch Football Association ($5,000) and Southern Spirit Cricket Club ($3,000).