$1.9 million Port Macquarie hockey field project complete

Open: The second hockey field is complete. Pictured is Ken Little, deputy mayor Lisa Intemann and Simon Thresher.

Open: The second hockey field is complete. Pictured is Ken Little, deputy mayor Lisa Intemann and Simon Thresher.

The new second multi-purpose field at Wayne Richards Park is officially open.

The completion of the $1.9 million field caps off a remarkable transformation of the precinct over the past eight months, and will benefit local sporting clubs, schools and the wider community.

The new field is complete with a synthetic turf surface, kerbing, footpaths and mobility access ramps, and provides a versatile facility that has been specifically designed to enable recreational use by a variety of sporting groups.

“The new field will assist our local hockey clubs to grow their junior and senior competitions, and the field will also be able to host a variety of other sports,” said deputy mayor Lisa Intemann.

“Council are excited to provide yet another quality community sporting facility that will contribute to attracting large scale competitions to our region, providing a boost to our local economy.”

The need for a second multi-purpose field was identified in the revised ‘Wayne Richards Master Plan’ that was adopted by council in 2013, and was prioritised for completion this year in council’s ‘Recreation Action Plan’.

The new multi-purpose field was officially opened at the Port Macquarie-Hastings Hockey Association grand final gala day on Saturday, September 16. 

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