Adventure ahead

at Memorial Hall Playspace

Central Coast Council is set to receive $60,000 towards the renewal of the Wamberal Memorial Hall Playground thanks to the NSW Government as part of the $37.2 million Local Small Commitments Allocation Program.

Sam Boughton, Liesl Tesch MP and Gordon Reid MP at Wamberal Memorial Hall Playspace.

14 February 2024


MEMBER for Gosford, Liesl Tesch has celebrated the renewal of this community gathering space, “I know that many locals and visitors alike will have memories of this play space going back across generations of their family and I am proud that the NSW Government has delivered on our commitment to renew this fantastic community space.”


Ms Tesch says that this grant program, will help small community projects become a reality. “The NSW Government is committed to supporting our community at the local level, making NSW and the Central Coast an even better place to live.


“This is a wonderful outcome for the Wamberal community and I can’t wait to see many generations of young Coasties enjoy this fantastic community play space.”


Duty MLC for Terrigal, Mark Buttigieg echoed the value of this fantastic project to the community.


“Play spaces are at the heart of the community, a place for local families to come together.”


“It is great to see this election commitment to upgrade Wamberal Memorial Hall play space be fulfilled for the people of Terrigal,” Buttigieg said.


The Local Small Commitments Allocation Program will enhance local communities and provide $400,000 in benefits to people in each of the 93 NSW electorates. It will consist of over 600 small community projects, ranging from capital works, services and programs, events, supplies and equipment, charitable donations, and playground and park upgrades.


The NSW Government has committed funds to the program which will help small local projects and programs that strengthen communities and provide improvements at a local level, making NSW an even better place to live.


In addition to the WAmberal Memorial Hall playspace, nine other locations across the Central Coast are receiving a playspace renewal, making way for improved and accessible playspaces for locals and visitors, says Central Coast Council’s Director Community and Culture, Melanie Smith.


"Council’s Playspace Strategy ensures playspace assets are maintained through a renewal program based on the age of equipment and its condition," Ms Smith said.


“Council’s 2020-2025 Playspace Strategy provides strategic direction for the development and sustainable management of playspaces on the Central Coast.


“Council’s planned upgrades ensure these community assets are maintained through a renewal program with regular reviews and a programmed schedule of works to maintain, upgrade and – where necessary - remove old, vandalised, or broken equipment.


“We are excited to see the renewal of the ten playspaces as they play an important role in our community and to visitors to the area. Being a place where children can develop physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills."


These renewals have included innovative and inclusive recreational upgrades including sensory play panels, swings, nest swings, park furniture, plus, the inclusion of rubber softfall and importantly new concrete pathways to connect the playspaces.


Locations of the other playspaces include Bensville, Gwandalan, Hamlyn Terrace, Kulnura, Mardi, Norah Head, Tumbi Umbi, Woongarrah, Wyoming.


For further information on the Local Small Commitments Allocation Program visit 'grants and funding'.

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