Hunter Sports Centre expansion

  • Project typeSporting infrastructure
  • Project value$35 million
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We are in the process of planning for an exciting extension to the region's premier athletics, gymnastics and fitness venue - the Hunter Sports Centre.

The $35 million expansion proposes:

  • a 4,670-square-metre three-storey extension with community, function and meeting rooms, and a fitness facility
  • an athletics warm-up and testing area, conferring Tier-1 athletic status on the Centre
  • a 1,975-square-metre trampoline hall with 450 seat grandstand, establishing the Gymnastics NSW supported NSW Trampoline Centre of Excellence
  • a new access road, bus and car parking

This extension will improve community access to facilities and program, supporting many community groups within the local area and region. The Trampoline Centre of Excellence, part of the overall extension, will be a landmark on the NSW sports landscape, helping nurture and grow champions in an increasingly popular gymnastics discipline.

With the support of Federal, State and local government, we can deliver a state-of-the-art sporting facility that will nurture the talents of athletes from regional Australia - empowering them to compete in national and international events.

Recent funding applications have been unsuccessful; however, we are continuing to advocate for funding to deliver this project.

"The proposed Hunter Sports Centre expansion will make Lake Macquarie a prominent sporting hub in NSW, boosting the visitor economy, providing a first-rate facility for local sporting and community groups and driving sports tourism in the region." Cr Kay Fraser, Lake Macquarie Mayor

"The Hunter Sports Centre is the region's permier gymnastics and athletics venue, and with financial support from all levels of government, the expansion will bring greater opportunities for community involvement and major events at the facility." Colin Southworth, Hunter Sports Centre General Manager

Location

43 Stockland Drive, Glendale 2285  View in Google Maps

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