Sport is a huge part of our culture here on the MidCoast, from the traditional team sports to aquatic pursuits and a range of things in between.

To cater for this, we operate a large number of sporting facilities, and work with community sporting groups to deliver great places for people of all ages to participate in sport.

Across the MidCoast we have 58 full size playing fields, 26 sporting complexes, 10 chlorinated pools and two ocean pools.

We work with community groups and the State and Federal Government to invest in improving our sporting facilities.

Sporting ground upgrades

Click on the tabs below to find out the current status of our sporting grounds upgrades project.


  • Taree Recreation Grounds - Flood funded repairs

    Works have commenced on replacement of the synthetic hockey field at Taree Recreation Grounds. The Terry Launders field was submerged in flood waters during the March 2021 floods which resulted in damage to the sub surface.

  • Amenities upgrade, Cundletown Sports Field

    We're developing design plans for the amenities upgrade.

  • Danny Buderus amenities upgrade, Taree Recreation

    We're developing design plans for an upgrade to the amenities.

  • Grandstand roof, Wingham Sporting Complex

    Works are progressing around user groups seasonal sport.

    $400,000 funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

  • Gloucester grandstand upgrade

    Work on the new grandstand seating has paused. The temporary fencing has been moved to enable full use of the field.

    Learn more about the project 


  • Gloucester District Park

    We have completed repairs and minor upgrades in Gloucester District Park.

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  • Taree Omaru Park

    Omaru Park now boasts an extended undercover area, new change rooms, storage and referee rooms, and public amenities. The surrounding area has been top soiled and seeded.

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  • Netball courts, Gloucester

    Work has started to resurface the aged and cracking netball courts at the Nancy Smith Netball Complex, in Gloucester.

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  • Forster Boronia Park Sporting Complex

    Boronia Park received a netball clubhouse extension with the addition of female, male amenities and unisex disabled bathroom. A new soccer storage shed features a 18 x 5m fully enclosed storage shed and a 18 x 5m caged area for equipment storage. The soccer clubhouse extensions include a new function room, office, canteen, ladies amenities/changeroom, disabled bathroom and first aid/mother’s room.

  • Netball courts, Taree Recreation Centre

  • Aub Ferris field, Nabiac

    Canteen, amenities, storage shed and clubhouse.

  • Lighting upgrade at Cundletown soccer fields

  • Field fencing at North Tuncurry

  • Lighting at the Lansdowne Oval

  • Canteen/light upgrades, Gloucester District Park

    Council has applied to the funding body to extend the deadline for executing the grant, after the chosen contractor relinquished.

  • Lighting at Jack Ireland field, Bulahdelah

  • Cundletown Tennis Courts

    Resurfacing four courts were complete in August 2023.

Coming soon

  • Smith Lake Recreation Park upgrade

    Upgrades to Smiths Lake Recreation Park were undertaken with community input. A successful community planting day was held on 7 February, followed by upgrades to netball rings, basketball backboards and hoops.