New sport Centre coming soon to Campbelltown
Friday, 25 January 2019
The release of the final design of the $21 million Campbelltown Centre of Sport and Health Excellence is fast approaching.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, joined the Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic and key partner including Western Sydney University for an onsite meeting to discuss how plans for the Centre were progressing.
“It was a valuable experience to look over the concept design plans for the Centre and to be briefed on the final design process which is now taking place,” Senator Payne said.
“The Centre will be a hub for exceptional athletes and health experts, and I am pleased that a number of sports organisations have signalled an interest in using the facility.
“With top-tier sporting talent under one roof, the Centre will provide training and development pathways for aspiring athletes and sports teams which is a great win for the Macarthur community.
“Fostering elite sport requires modern, world-class facilities so I am pleased that the Centre will include high performance training spaces, active recovery areas and dedicated sports science and analysis amenities.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, said the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s $7.2 million investment in the project would deliver economic dividends for Campbelltown.
“Construction of the centre is likely to support over 140 jobs and once it is complete, it is estimated that a further 50 on-going jobs will be created – a massive boost for this rapidly-growing region,” Mr McCormack said.
“We expect this precinct to inject up to $27 million into the community over the next 10 years – a great result for Campbelltown.”
Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic said, “This centre will be an asset to Campbelltown City and the broader region as an elite sports training facility, health, education and wellbeing precinct.”
“We are committed to delivering this sports and health hub to provide for our city and establish the infrastructure necessary for the fastest growing region in Australia,” Cr Brticevic said.
Expressions of Interest have been received for construction of the Campbelltown Sports and Health Centre of Excellence. Elements of the final design are now being completed with plans to award the tender and start construction scheduled for early this year.
This project is jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government investing $7.2 million, the New South Wales Government $1.58 million, Campbelltown City Council $11.37 million and Western Sydney University $1.4 million.