BY JARROD MELMETH
Two of Port Stephens premier sports grounds are set for upgrades following a cash injection from the state government.
King Park at Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Sports Complex have received a combined $1.1 million to transform the two facilities into regional sporting destinations.
$840,000 has been awarded to King Park to help council to continue delivering the King Park masterplan. With the money council plans to upgrade the existing amenities building to provide unisex change rooms, revamp the meeting and function area, create new pathways, build tiered and sheltered seating and install new signage.
The remaining $260,000 will be spent at the Tomaree Sports Complex which will see the Elizabeth Waring building revitalised into a high-quality sporting and community space.
Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer says Mayor Ryan Palmer says the grants will improve the quality of sport infrastructure across Port Stephens.
“Investing in sporting infrastructure is an investment in the health of our community, now and into the future. It’s also an investment in keeping our community connected and creates economic opportunities through hosting events,” Cr Palmer said.