Central Coast Councillor for The Entrance Ward Jilly Pilon, Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch and Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin today announced $425,000 to upgrade and recoat Mingara Athletics Track.
This follows a month-long community campaign that gathered support through an online petition from residents across the Central Coast, as well as Mingara Recreation Club and Central Coast Academy of Sport.
Mingara Athletics Track is a regional facility that is highly utilised by dozens of schools, sport clubs and charity events. It is the only synthetic athletics track on the Central Coast.
Synthetic athletics tracks require resurfacing after twelve to fifteen years, but Mingara Athletics Track has not been replaced for over 18 years.
The $425,000 in regional funding will upgrade, recoat and re-linemark the track.
Quote attributable to Central Coast Councillor Jilly Pilon:
“Over the past month, I have been doorknocking the local area to gain support for our community campaign, and have collected an incredible number of signatures from local residents.”
“I thank the Deputy Premier John Barilaro for responding to our community campaign and providing $425,000 in regional funding.”
Quote attributable to Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch:
“Mingara Athletics Track is a regionally significant facility that is well-used by dozens of schools, sport clubs and not-for-profit organisations across the Central Coast.”
“Because we’ve built a strong NSW economy, we are able to provide funding to secure the future of key sporting facilities, just like Mingara Athletics Track.”
Quote attributable to Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin:
“Mingara Athletics Track is desperately in need of resurfacing following 18 years of heavy use by the community.”
“The funding announced as a result of our community campaign will ensure that the Central Coast continues to have access to a first-class facility.”
Quote attributable to Mingara Recreation Club Chief Executive Officer Paul Barnett:
“Mingara are proud of the benefit that the Athletics Track provides to our local community, and are delighted with the announcement of the funding to replace the ageing surface of the track.”
“We sincerely thank our local representatives for their support in providing this funding, and acknowledging the importance of the Regional Athletics Track to the Central Coast.”
Quote attributable to Central Coast Academy of Sport Managing Director Ian Robilliard OAM:
“Mingara is well-known for their commitment to improving community life. What a fabulous outcome for such a significant regional facility. What Mingara do in the community is outstanding and this funding further supports their community endeavours.”
“I congratulate and thank Jilly Pilon, Adam Crouch and Taylor Martin for their public promotion of the Central Coast and sport for our region.”