Central Coast, NSW
The Entrance District Sporting and Community Centre (EDSACC) is on council owned land, located on The Entrance Road, Bateau Bay. It is opposite The Entrance Leagues Club, and is home to their league team: The Entrance Tigers. The Entrance Leagues and EJE enjoy a long association having worked through several club renovations on the way to building a great modern facility on the north eastern side of Central Coast Council. EJE assisted the club with concept plans for a modest grandstand on the EDSACC oval opposite the club and the club successfully sought, and were awarded a State Grant of $2M through the local member at the time for the project.
The Grandstand has seating for 500 people, Male Female and Accessible toilets, a store room, Kitchen, Bar and a Corporate space that opens up to a wide concourse on the top level. The project was completed for $2M, (precisely the grant amount awarded) and represents excellent value for money for facilities vs cost. Purlins, Bracing and all ceiling battening in the main span of the roof is all Aluminium, given the site is within one kilometre of the ocean. The Entrance Tigers colours are black and orange, hence the seat colours. The bar décor is modern with natural timber and stone finishes. Ceiling features in timber. The project is a win for all concerned, with the whole community benefitting from this additional, beautiful facility.