Central Coast Council has received $850,000 from Round Four of the Stronger Country Community Fund to improve accessibility to the Niagara Park Stadium.
The project proposes to provide an accessibility upgrade, including a new driveway, car park including two disabled parking spaces and pedestrian pathways as well as a refresh to the building’s façade, to support current community use and encourage patronage to the area.
Niagara Park Stadium is a key community recreation asset, featuring four multipurpose sports courts that cater for basketball, netball, volleyball, futsal, badminton, table tennis, and roller derby. The stadium also has a gymnastic trampoline area, a dance studio, martial arts dojo and community meeting spaces.
The venue is highly utilised by local and visiting community members attending events such as Basketball NSW State League games, Table Tennis NSW Country Championships, Scottish International Highland Dance and Physical Culture Championships as well as a wide range of hirers such as Football NSW, Volleyball NSW, Netball NSW and Central Coast Volleyball.
Council wanted to hear about how these improvements can be made with both local and visiting communities’ needs in mind.
Have your say
The community were invited to have their say on the following accessibility updates and aesthetic improvements:
- New driveway and car park
- New pedestrian pathways
- Updated building façade
Have your say by:
- reading the frequently asked questions (below)
- Adding your feedback to the interactive concept plans (now closed)
Community comments were collected between 11 October and 8 November 2022.
How is the project being funded?
Central Coast Council has received $850,000 from Round Four of the Stronger Country Community Fund to improve the accessibility to the Niagara Park Stadium.
How will the project improve accessibility?
The project proposes to improve accessibility by building a new driveway, formalised parking (including two disabled parking spaces) and an adjoining pathway to increase ease of access for all attending patrons.
What does a façade refresh mean?
The project also proposes to refresh to the building’s 1990’s façade which is suggested to include painting the building exterior and adding a designed shade feature along the main entry pathway.
How will the upgrade support the community?
The accessibility upgrade will support the local community by providing ease of access to the facility. The building façade upgrade will also provide a much-needed refresh to the building exterior for local and visiting communities to enjoy.
When is this project due to be completed?
Works are expected to start in early 2023 and completed by 2024. These timelines may be subject to COVID-19 associated delays, wet weather, market constraints and latent conditions that may delay completion.
Council was specifically seeking feedback on three areas relating to accessibility and building aesthetic:
- New driveway/car park upgrade
- New pedestrian pathways upgrade
- Updated building façade
We wanted to hear about how you currently access the building and what further aesthetic (look and feel) or functional (bike racks) improvements can be considered in the final designs.
The community were invited to have their say on the accessibility improvements and new building façade design between Tuesday 11 October and 5om Tuesday 8 November 2022 by adding feedback to the interactive concept plans (now closed).