Communities of the Central Coast now have access to a brand-new regional sporting and recreation facility. Council acquired the 18.28-hectare parcel of land, which was part of the old Pioneer Dairy, from the State Government. A team of consultants, led by CKDS architects, developed plans to build a recreation complex over two stages.
The first stage included the construction of nine sporting fields (including seven standard fields), an AFL field, a premier field, and three integrated cricket pitches. It also included the construction of public amenities, ample parking, bus bays, pathways, rehabilitation of existing wetland areas, and landscaping. The second stage included the construction of a grandstand and indoor sporting facility.
The new sporting facility will not only relieve current facilities in the area from their heavy use, but also enable the region to host larger sporting events, drawing in both economic and community benefits.
Barker Ryan Stewart was engaged to provide town planning and traffic engineering services for stage one to assist with the approval of the development.
The full scope of services provided include:
- Review of Environmental Factors
- Statement of Environmental Effects (for stages one and two)
- Waste Management Plan
- CPTED Report (crime prevention)
- Traffic and Parking Impact Assessment Report
- Compiling documentation and monitoring the DA