Thousands celebrate opening of $15m Pasterfield Sports Complex

Date posted: 27 August 2018

More than 2000 people celebrated the grand opening of the Pasterfield Sports Complex on Sunday, with Segway rides, a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony and cricket and AFL clinics among the day’s highlights.

The free Family Fun Day was designed to showcase all that the 8ha site at Cameron Park has to offer, including its playing field, giant children’s playground and street-style skate park.

Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said it was wonderful to see such a diverse and enthusiastic crowd enjoying the day.

“Walking around the site on Sunday it was clear this is a facility that will be used and loved by the whole community. There really is something for everyone,” Cr Fraser said.

The Mayor cut the ribbon on the $15 million facility alongside Annette Pasterfield, daughter of the late Geoff Pasterfield – a former Lake Macquarie Mayor, who was dedicated to providing sports and recreational facilities.

“It was also fitting that juniors from the Cardiff Hawks AFL Club and Cardiff Boolaroo District Cricket Club held the ribbon for us, given that this will be their new home ground,” Cr Fraser said.

The Pasterfield Sports Complex was funded wholly by local development contributions and was designed to service the burgeoning population of Cameron Park and surrounding suburbs.

Article by Lake Macquarie City Council

Page last updated: 27 August 2018