Lugar Park, Kotara South - Amenities Upgrade


Female footballers have gained access to more inclusive amenities as the extension and upgrades to the existing building at Lugar Park, Kotara is delivered.

The $1.2 million upgrade project, which was funded by City of Newcastle, the NSW Government and the Kotara South Football Club, has transformed the Kotara sportsground into an inclusive and fully accessible football facility for referees, community spectators, and home and away players alike.

The upgrade included:

  • Extension to the existing building to include a unisex referees change room, a second unisex change room, an accessible toilet, a gear store, and a canteen with storeroom
  • A sandstone retaining wall around the north, west and southern sides of the park
  • An accessible pathway connecting the building to the street
  • An all-weather covered area installed at the front of the new amenities building to provide a protected viewing area for spectators all year round.

The amenities revamp commenced in February 2023 and was completed in July 2023.

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