Making life great for our community is at the heart of Mingara. Our key Mingara initiatives are developed to make a significant contribution to community life and to minimise our environmental footprint within our community.
Mingara’s Cogeneration Plant
Mingara’s Cogeneration Energy System was installed at Mingara in August 2014, and it also helps us deliver on our vision to contribute to the quality of community life. It does this by minimising our environmental footprint.
How does it work?
The new cogeneration system comprises of two 229kW cogeneration units that operate 15 hours a day, 7 days a week and generate over 50% of the electricity required to power the club. This reduces our reliance on inefficient grid-supplied power. The waste heat from the cogeneration units is used to heat the pools at Mingara Aquatics as well as providing hot water for showers. Download our cogeneration fact sheet to learn more.
Mingara continues to work on a range of sustainability projects including; water harvesting and recycling, LED lighting replacement, and general, cardboard and co-mingled waste management.
Mingara Regional Athletics Centre
Mingara Regional Athletics Centre is a world-class synthetic track and field athletics centre and national standard playing field. The facility attracts some 6,000 casual visitors per month and is the home for Tuggerah Lakes Mingara Little Athletics Club, Mingara Athletics Club, and The Central Coast Academy of Sport.
Since its official opening on 5 November 2000, Mingara Regional Athletics Centre has received wide media exposure. This highlights the unique funding partnership which evolved between Central Coast Athletics, Wyong Shire Council, Gosford City Council, the NSW Government and Mingara Recreation Club, as well as the sporting events which have been held at the venue to date.
The Centre has received high accolades from NSW Wheelchair Sports, NSW Sports Council for the Disabled and the NSW Institute of Sport and continues to attract high-profile athletics events to our region.