Friday, April 26, 2024

Artie Smith Oval works begin

Shoalhaven City Council has today turned the first sod on a major works project for the Artie Smith Oval in Bomaderry.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Amanda Findley joined MPs, Fiona Phillps and Gareth Ward, at the official opening of the works program.

Council says the redevelopment of the Artie Smith Reserve is the next stage of the larger Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct (SCaRP) and will deliver a purpose-designed and purpose-built sporting precinct in accordance with AFL and Cricket sporting code requirements.  

The facilities will include:  

  • a new AFL/Cricket field and pavilion clubhouse and amenities;
  • cricket practice facilities;
  • four croquet courts, clubhouse and amenities;
  • open space embellishments, including play and exercise equipment, landscaping, pathways and seating furniture;
  • onsite car parking;
  • perimeter security fencing providing pedestrian access. 

“A contemporary regional sporting facility is no longer a dream for the Shoalhaven,” said Shoalhaven Mayor, Amanda Findley. 

“The redevelopment will provide quality training and sporting facilities for local sports clubs, players and will attract major sporting events to the Shoalhaven. 

“The unique building facilities are designed to be nestled amongst the semi-bushland setting of Bomaderry with additional landscaping to enhance the trees and plantings at the site significantly.”  

Council is working with the Public Works Authority (for Project Management) and Joss Construction to deliver the new community facility.  

Construction is scheduled to be finished by mid-2023, subject to weather conditions. 

For more information about the project, visit the SCaRP, Artie Smith Oval Development.

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