A water play zone and natural play space is coming to Gosford Waterfront! Hooray!
We’re very excited to announce that Anthony Roberts, the Minister for Planning and Housing, today unveiled plans for a $10 million transformation of the Central Coast Leagues Club Field into a nature-inspired space with water play and sensory experiences for all ages.
It’s great to see Gosford waterfront being transformed into a beautiful public space at which families will be able to meet and enjoy.
Development on the park is expected to begin late 2019.
Want to have your say on the Leagues Club Field designs? Email email@example.com or visit the Central Coast Regional Plan Info Centre (Corner of Mann and Donnison Streets, Gosford) before 15 March 2019.
Keen to read all the details? Read below for all that was announced today. ↓
Mr Roberts said the concept plan displayed a groundbreaking style of immersive nature play for the community to enjoy. “These plans are next level – we are going beyond structured playgrounds with soft fall and slippery slides – we’re looking at a living, breathing bushland ecosystem that complements the park’s proximity to the waterfront.
“There’s a strong focus on ‘wild play’ areas, where kids can splash around, get their hands dirty and explore a natural bushland setting.
“The centrepiece of the park will be a community hub, modelled on a Bungul (dancing) ground, designed in close collaboration with the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (Darkinjung),” Minister Roberts said.
“The detailed design will include things that the community told us they wanted to see, including dozens of new trees, open green space for people to continue to play footy or other casual sports, walkways, picnic areas, toilet amenities and lighting.
“By releasing designs to the community today, we are inviting further feedback to help us deliver something truly special.
“We’re also continuing to work with the Darkinjung to ensure that the space is embedded with Indigenous culture, sharing their stories and connection with the region.”
“We are confident this offering will truly attract a regional audience and will create the momentum for revitalisation in Gosford.”