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.
For more information, please visit: http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/dial-regional-sports-complex.html