As negotiated last year when moves were afoot to build a new ambulance station near the netball courts, 25 extra car parks are now available at the Leisure Centre, with another 51 on the way soon.
“It is pleasing to be able to provide the additional spaces in time for the netball season, when there is the heaviest demand for car parking,” says Council’s Director Engineering and Works, Gino Belsito.
He urges people using the Leisure Centre, especially netballers, to be aware of the changed traffic conditions in the precinct.
“The new car parking arrangements and the construction of the nearby ambulance station, means changes to how you access and leave the area, particularly if you are using the netball courts.”
The traditional access road to the courts, alongside the new ambulance station, is now one-way only, allowing cars to enter the area.
Motorists wishing to leave the courts must continue around the rear of the Leisure Centre and exit via Havilah Place.
Road Safety Officer Janelle Burns, says drivers should exercise caution entering the netball courts off Terralong Street.
“When you drive in past the new ambulance station, please take your time, as people will be unfamiliar with the new buildings, car parking and traffic flow.”
Council has provided a map to the Kiama Netball Association to help drivers. The map is also available from the Leisure Centre and online: kiama.nsw.gov.au
The building of the new ambulance station at the end of Terralong St is well underway.