Goals scored for the Bungendore Sports Hub
Published on 15 July 2022
Council has formally accepted $1.1 million from the NSW Government under the Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund announced a few weeks ago; and matched the funding with $1.1m from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund. This will allow Council to complete stage one of the Bungendore Sports Hub.
Mayor Kenrick Winchester expressed his thanks to both the NSW and Commonwealth governments for their support of this community project.
‘Our region is one of the fastest growing areas in NSW and it is vital that we keep up with demand to supply facilities like the Bungendore Sports Hub.’
The project has been funded through existing grants and section 7.11 Developer Contributions for works to date, however the land acquisition was finalised at a significantly higher cost than originally estimated by Council’s valuers. This had placed the completion of the Amenities Building and associated works at risk.
Council is now in a position to deliver the Bungendore community much needed regional sports facilities with irrigated sports fields and netball courts. The Hub will include both male and female change rooms, a large canteen and club meeting space to support activities and fundraising opportunities.
At Wednesday’s Council Meeting, Council also granted the tender to construct the main amenities block to Rice Construction.
The new amenities block will have four sets of change rooms with shower and toilet facilities, meeting/catering area, kiosk, toilets for spectators, storage rooms, and official’s facilities.
‘The hub will be able to host carnivals, training and competitions in our region and have room to grow with the community,’ Mayor Winchester said.
Future stages of the Hub include additional sporting fields, pitches, netball courts, amenities blocks and the new Bungendore pool.
The road and bridge over Halfway Creek have been separately funded and are expected to commence in the coming months. Once complete the link road will include an off-road shared cycle and pedestrian pathway to connect Malbon Street to the Hub.