Thursday, May 30, 2024

Coffs sports upgrade kicks off

Coffs Harbour Mayor, Paul Amos, and local MP, Gurmesh Singh, have signalled the start of construction on the city’s new York Street Oval sports upgrades.

The revamp will see the creation of a grass track that’s available all year round, while the Northern Storm Football Club will get new change room and storage facilities.

“Being able to provide these facilities for local athletics at York Street is a good start as we begin investigations for the much more extensive Regional Athletics Centre,” said Mayor Amos.

“It’s great to see both football and athletics benefiting from these improvements. Council is also installing an additional toilet block, while Northern Storm FC are funding a modular canteen.

“I look forward to seeing these facilities at York Street enjoyed by the Coffs Harbour community, and especially the opportunities they will provide our youth to get involved with sport and recreation,” he said.

The NSW Government has invested $1.1 million in the project.

“As well as ensuring our local sporting community have the facilities they need, the York Street Oval project will create about 15 jobs in the region during construction,” Mr Singh said.

“The new facilities will be a significant improvement for the athletics community, allowing them to operate 12 months a year from one venue, while fully accessible changerooms will encourage inclusive participation for athletes of all abilities.

“The two new changerooms and storage at the northern end of the oval will benefit the more than 300 members of the football club as well as the 2000 visiting players that participate in the district level competition.”

The investment is funded under the NSW Government’s $3 billion Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund.

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