Central Coast Council is planning to construct a regional level playspace and skate park on the corner of Pacific Highway and Tall Timbers Road (across from Woolworths Lake Munmorah).
The vision of the development is produce a high quality inclusive regional facility that will create opportunities for play, social engagement and an active outdoor lifestyle for a wide rang of ages, ability levels and cultural backgrounds across the Central Coast.
Feedback from the previous round of consultation has been considered by the design consultant, Convic, to ensure that where possible, the community’s input has been accommodated in the final concept design for the Lake Munmorah Recreation Facility. Construction on Stage 1 of the facility is anticipated to commence in early 2021.
Round 2 Consultation
Between 11 June and 30 June 2020 Central Coast Council sought community feedback on the draft
concept design for the new Lake Munmorah Recreation Facility. The feedback provided during this time has been used to refine the concept designs. You can view the engagement summary and the consultation report for this second round of consultation.
The community were invited to:
- Watch the Lake Munmorah Recreation Facility Draft Concept Presentation video below
- View the Draft Concept Plan Report
- Provide feedback via the online survey
Comments closed on Tuesday 30 June 2020.
Round 1 Consultation
From March to April 2019 Council and COVIC undertook round one of community consultation for the project. Consultations for the Lake Munmorah Recreation Facility were held with the community and varied organisations including those who work, live or support people with disabilities. Over 100 people participated in the consultation activities delivered.
The consultation provided valuable insights into the interests, needs, desires and vision that the community had for this facility.
The results from the consultation were analysed to formulate an overall design brief and concept design. The brief outlined the needs and wishes for play, skate and pump experiences, as well as supportive elements and amenities. By following the brief, the Concept Design for the playspace directly reflects the communities needs and vision for the facility
Where is the proposed Recreation Facility to be located?
The Facility is to be located at 4 Tall Timbers Road, on the corner of the Pacific Hwy adjacent the Lake Munmorah Shopping Centre (Woolworths).
What will happen to the existing skate park at Acacia Avenue, Lake Munmorah?
It is expected that the old skate park will be decommissioned after the opening of the new facility in line with the report to Council on 23 September 2015. The site will be redeveloped as a recreation facility to complement the existing tennis and netball courts.
How was the proposed location selected?
Key criteria developed from published guidelines and community consultation during the preparation of the skate and playspace strategies were used in the selection of preferred sites.
The site assessment used criteria such as existing land use, size, zoning, flora and fauna, visibility, distance from residential housing, accessibility, access to public transport, pedestrian access, colocation with other assets and safety by design principals. The co-location of the playspace and skate park with the existing sporting fields and shopping centre, as well as the high visual access were key determining factors in the selection of the current site.
How is the project being funded?
The project is funded through the Central Coast Council capital works budget, to be approved within the 2020/21 Operational Plan. Additional funding will be provided from Council’s project partners, the Touched by Olivia Foundation and Variety NSW.
Is the playspace going to be accessible?
Yes, the entire facility will be accessible. The playspace will be designed in accordance with the NSW State Government’s Everyone Can Plan in NSW Guideline, which outlines the key principles of inclusive playspaces. Accessibility is one of the components that will be considered when designing the facility.
When will the Recreation Facility be complete?
It is anticipated that construction of the Recreation Facility will commence in early 2021. Updates on the construction schedule and the official opening date will be provided to the community throughout the construction phase.
Can the community get involved with the design of the Recreation Facility? How?
Yes, Council is encouraging all interested members of the community to participate in the design process. Information regarding stakeholder engagement activities and how to provide feedback is available on the this page.
Will the carpark and amenities at Gumbuyah Oval be upgraded as part of the Recreation Facility construction?
The carpark closest to Tall Timbers Road and its access road will be upgraded as a part of the Recreation Facility project and will be available for both users of the Recreation Facility and Gumbuyah Oval.
The amenities and carpark within the Gumbuyah Oval complex are not owned or maintained by Council, and therefore will not be upgraded as part of this project.