$1.4 million for Jamberoo Sporting Precinct

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Jamberoo funding announcement - web

Kiama Council has secured more than one million dollars from the NSW Government to help upgrade the Jamberoo Sporting Precinct.

The $1,088,000 from the Stronger Country Communities program, combined with Council's allocation of funds worth $427,191, means the long-awaited upgrades can now commence.

The project will see the upgrade and expansion of the toilets and change rooms at Kevin Walsh Oval.

This will allow disability access, which currently does not exist.

It will also see the existing canteen refurbished to comply with public health standards.

The Jamberoo Youth Hall, adjacent to the Oval will also be upgraded, providing better facilities for the many community and sporting clubs that use the Hall.

Amenities will also be built for those using the soccer fields.

The access road from Churchill Street will be upgraded to provide all-weather access, parking and an adequate turning circle for vehicles entering the precinct. 

It will also help meet the high demand for overnight caravan parking.

Other upgrades include:

  • improved drainage to minimise flooding and storm damage and increase use of the sports facilities and amenities.
  • perimeter fencing to ensure security of the sporting facilities and to manage crowds during events
  • additional seating to accommodate spectators at games and show events 
  • additional lighting for the soccer fields for night training and matches

Council will soon be seeking tenders for the upgrades, and work is expected to commence early 2019.

Image: Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward MP, with representatives from Kiama Council and Jamberoo's sporting clubs at the funding announcement.