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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

New Amenities at McEvoy Oval on track for July

Media Release


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).