Friday, February 23, 2024

Funding goal for Bungendore sports hub

The Federal Government is set to match a NSW Government $1.1 million funding commitment to complete stage one of the proposed Bungendore Sports Hub, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council confirmed today.

Mayor Kenrick Winchester expressed his thanks to both the NSW and Commonwealth governments for their support of the 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,” said Mayor Winchester.

Queanbeyan-Palerang Mayor, Kenrick Winchester.

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, he said.

“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 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.

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