Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to begin the redevelopment of the Artie Smith Oval Bomaderry Project, with work now underway.
Shoalhaven City Council Director Jane Lewis said the next phase of the Shoalhaven Community Recreation Precinct is about to begin and that we are one step closer to building a world-class sports district for the entire Shoalhaven.
“Residents of Bomaderry may have already noticed that the construction zone has been fenced off and further work will begin in the coming days,” said Ms Lewis.
“The construction will provide new AFL pitches for football fans and cricket pitches for our favorite summer sporting activity. As well as croquet courts, cricket practice facilities (nets), a pavilion/clubhouse and landscaped open space for the community and visitors to enjoy.”
“The redevelopment design will preserve and enhance the current and significant stands of native trees. We will plant 77 new trees, 45 of which will be of the same species as the significant trees on the property (scribbly gum and Red Bloodwood) and a further 30,465 will be planted (of trees to grasses) come on the site.”
“The design of the buildings and facilities is intended to be comfortable in the semi-bushland environment of Bomaderry, keeping the current line of eucalyptus trees important to the pitch and amenities.”
“Maintaining the semi-bushland environment was integral to the design considerations with a sympathetic tapered Pavilion Clubhouse build to allow the line of eucalyptus trees behind it to remain significant in the sense of fencing the field and as a provision for the overall streetscape.”
“This next phase of the $20 million project includes an $8 million investment to upgrade Artie Smith Oval from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the federal and NSW State Governments, with a further $12 million investment by the Shoalhaven City Council.”
This will create an excellent regional sports facility for our local sports clubs, which is also able to host important sporting events for our community and visitors to the Shoalhaven to enjoy,” said Ms. Lewis.
South Coast member Shelley Hancock said the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund is part of the $4.5 billion umbrella bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments for recovery, response and preparedness. bushfires in NSW.
“Almost two years have passed since we cleared 3,600 properties across NSW that were damaged or destroyed by the Black Summer bushfires and we continue to provide the support our region needs to continue making progress in recovery,” said Ms. Hancock.
“People are rebuilding their lives and through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, we support projects that bring communities together, support tourism, provide improved or new social services and increase preparedness for future wildfires. All of these things play a role in recovery.”
The Council will work with the community to provide a community facility for the new Artie Smith Oval, including:
- New AFL/Cricket with 5 turf pitches, floodlights, irrigation drainage, picket fence, electronic scoreboard, viewing screens and spectator seating/mound
- AFL/Cricket Pavilion Clubhouse and Amenities
- Cricket Practice Facility (4 X Artificial Grass Fields, 4 X Artificial Grass Fields, Storage Room)
- Four croquet courts
- Croquet clubhouse and amenities
- Parking on site
- Open space decorations (pathways, playgrounds, fitness equipment, landscaping, furniture, etc.)
- fence fence
The construction will use low maintenance, durable and robust materials such as brick, steel, concrete and some hardwood. The completed project will provide accessible open space and sports facilities for all ages and abilities, designed for the comfort of users and spectators.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please don’t hesitate to contact the Shoalhaven City Council on 1300 293 111 or stay informed about this project by subscribing to the Shoalhaven Community and Recreation Precinct (SCaRP) Get Involved webpage.