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 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

Works start on Dial Regional Sports Complex

Media Release


10 March 2017

Joint release with:

Jan Bonde

Mayor of Central Coast

Stephen Parry

President of the Senate
Senator for Tasmania

  • Regional Sports Complex will include two ovals and a community pavilion area.
  • New facilities will support increased participation in local AFL, cricket and soccer competitions.
  • The Coalition Government is investing $3.5 million into this project.

The Tasmanian Central Coast community of Penguin had their sporting stocks boosted today with construction starting on a new multi-purpose sports complex boasting new ovals, function rooms and undercover seating.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that the Coalition Government's investment in the sports complex will not only encourage community sports participation but will also provide a boost to the local economy by attracting larger sporting competitions.

“I aim to build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and providing modern sporting facilities like the Dial complex are a big part of that,” Minister Nash said.

President of the Senate and Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the new complex will meet the growing needs of the community and the region, helping the community and surrounding region reach its sporting potential.

“This is not just an investment in local sports, it is also an investment in the community, boosting tourism and the Central Coast economy.

“The sporting complex will include two ovals, a community pavilion with function rooms and undercover spectator seating, a nature-based play space and car parking,” Senator Parry said.

Mayor for Central Coast Jan Bonde said the complex was part of a long-term master plan, which aims to guide growth and development within the region to meet the needs of the community into the future.

“The development will deliver a significant community hub for Penguin, with improved facilities and opportunities for a number of other potential sport, recreation and community users,” Cr Bonde said.

This project is jointly funded by the Australian Government, Tasmanian Government, and the Central Coast Council each contributing $3.5 million.

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