New sports complex almost set for play

Lake Macquarie mayor, Kay Fraser.

Lake Macquarie mayor, Kay Fraser.

There are only a few more sleeps until one of Lake Macquarie’s biggest sports complexes is open.

The much-anticipated Pasterfield Sports Complex, at Cameron Park, is a $15 million sports and recreation facility built to cater for one of the region’s fastest-growing communities.

The eight-hectare complex is an all-in-one recreational destination, with one of Lake Macquarie’s largest sporting fields – capable of hosting AFL, cricket and various football codes – along with netball courts, cricket practice nets, a skate park, children’s playground, exercise equipment and pedestrian and cycle paths.

A brand new administration building looking out across the football fields offers a function room, modern change facilities, conference rooms, kiosk and storage space for sports gear.

The community is invited to celebrate the opening of this fantastic facility by attending a family fun day on site on Sunday. The open day will feature AFL and cricket demonstrations, skate workshops, a free community barbecue, giveaways, face-painting, segway rides and other all-ages activities.

The sports complex has been funded through developer contributions. Cameron Park is an area full of young families and it is wonderful to be able to deliver recreational infrastructure of this scale for the local community.

Council has a strong focus on providing facilities that promote health lifestyles and encourage people to make the most of our great outdoors.

The Pasterfield Sports Complex will build on the already strong sense of community in Cameron Park area and is set to become an important social hub as well as a sports and recreational precinct.

Have your say on the future of Toronto Foreshore

Council is developing a Master Plan for the Toronto Foreshore and is seeking feedback from the community on the types of facilities, amenities and environment they would like to see along the foreshore stretch from Goffet Park to Bath Street. 

That might include facilities such as a boardwalk or shared pathway, exercise equipment, playgrounds, picnic tables, public art, or new infrastructure to support more dining and entertainment options on the waterfront.

This is the first of a number of opportunities the community will have to contribute ideas on the future of the foreshore area and how it can be enhanced.

To share your ideas or find out more, go to shape.lakemac.com.au/future-toronto or visit one of the drop-in sessions to be held on: Wednesday, August 22, Toronto Town Square, 10am-noon; Saturday, September 1, Toronto Foreshore, 9am-noon; Sunday, September 16, Lions Park, Fennell Bay, 8-11am.

Cr Kay Fraser, Lake Macquarie mayor