Pasterfields Sports Complex is a spectacular project that started as part of Lake Macquarie City Council’s masterplan, years before it was actually installed. Now the amazing Sports Complex is finished, complete with community spaces and facilities including an a_space playground and outdoor gym.
The site for Pasterfields is in the heart of Cameron Park, NSW. This area was strategically chosen to enhance the facilities of a region that is full of young families. Lake Macquarie City Council has a strong focus on providing facilities that promote active, healthy lifestyles and making the most of the great outdoors.
This development includes brand new community spaces and facilities including a sports field, netball courts, and a skate park. It also includes 2 playgrounds and an a_space outdoor gym.
The snaking level of the path was a challenge for the steep site. This meant that the land lent itself to an upper and lower level playground. Without using too much expensive wet-pour rubber, the space needed to be inclusive for all abilities.
The concept designs of the play areas were broken into a junior playground (ages 2-7) and a senior playground (ages 5-12). Thanks to an excellent reputation with Council and local contractors, a_space were chosen to supply everything that was imagined for the junior playground.
On the upper level, the playground has a nice sensory area where everything is accessible by wheelchair, including a ramp to the deck to use the slide. Another great addition was the lower level activity panels and pommel steps to create challenge and imaginative play elements.
a_space outdoor fitness equipment was designed to cater to the various strength, fitness and agility levels of the people using it. Because each item can be used in a way that is accessible for users at various stages of their fitness journey, it’s suitable for all ages and abilities.
Our equipment ranges are sleek, simple and safe. We’re proud to be a viable Australian manufacturer who design for Australian conditions, and this was one of the reasons our equipment was chosen for this project.
The $15 million complex was completed in mid-2018, and since being open to the community the feedback has been fantastic. Some local residents had this to say:
“Great community facility here for all to use, highly recommended, a must see for all. Plenty of activities to keep the children occupied, excellent playing surfaces. Lots of parking.”
“What a wonderful asset this is, something for everyone from kids to functions, and sport, good use of funding”