What does the upgrade involve?

    The upgrade involves the partial demolition of the existing indoor stadium, and the construction of a new wing. The new building will include 3 new courts (increasing the number of courts to 6), multi-purpose and activity rooms, a kiosk, offices and amenities

    When will work start and finish?

    Construction will commence in December 2015 and is expected to be completed by late 2016 - weather permitting. 

    What is the cost of the project?

    The final project cost is approximately $7.2 million, with the construction component being $5.6 million. 

    Will the stadium be able to be used during construction?

    Yes, the stadium will be fully operational during construction however access and car parking will be altered.  Access to the stadium will be via a side door on Hibbard Drive and access to the gymnasium will be via a rear door accessed from Hastings River Drive. 

    Will there be any disruption to local residents?

    Construction noise will be limited to normal working hours. 

    Where is the funding coming from?

    The project has been jointly funded from Federal grant funding and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

    Who will be managing the facility once it is complete?

    The contract for management will be renegotiated after completion

    What community groups will benefit from the upgrade?

    Many groups will enjoy the new state of the art facility, including sporting associations, gymnastics, school groups and casual users.  The new facilities will benefit both participants and spectators.  

    What community consultation has taken place?

    Broad consultation has taken place since 2012 with user groups, local residents and facility managers.  This has been ongoing since the start of the project and will continue throughout construction. 

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