Image: Ulverstone Softball Association
The Central Coast Council is investigating the best way to maximise $434,000 committed by the State Government for changeroom and other sporting upgrades at the Ulverstone Showground.
Sports Minister Nic Street has confirmed funds sought by the Ulverstone in a pre-election commitment in 2018 and funds sought by the council though the Improving the Playing Field Grants Programme will flow through next year for the much-needed upgrades.
Mr Street says the tender for the works will be advertised in July next year, with work expected to start in October 2024.
Central Coast Mayor Cheryl Fuller says the cost of works has significantly increased since the initial funding was sought by the soccer club.
Councillor Fuller says the council will be working with the club and other users to examine how the state-committed funds can be maximised for the busy sports and community facility.
The original upgrade plan called for two new modern changerooms, two trainers’ rooms, game officials’ changerooms, equipment storage and public toilets.
The showgrounds caters for a wide range of users, including the Ulverstone Soccer Club, the Ulverstone Softball Association, a workout and training gym, and the Central Coast Community Shed.