New Multi-million Dollar Sports Precinct
Thursday, 11 Mar 2021Griffith's Westend Stadium is set to undergo major capital works as part of the $30M Griffith Regional Sports Precinct.
A sod turning held last week follows the 2018 announcement of $10M funding from the State Government, $4.5M from the Federal Government and $10.3M from Griffith City Council.
The development will see Westend grounds and stadium overhauled to become a state of the art sporting arena, allowing for increased participation from local sporting groups, schools and organisations, as well as providing opportunities to host major local and regional sporting events and carnivals.
The complex will feature a total of seven indoor basketball courts with seating for over 1000 people, seven all weather netball courts, a new synthetic athletics track with new lighting, a new synthetic turf hockey pitch and a new grandstand.
The main stadium will be extended to include room for the additional basketball courts and seating, meaning Griffith will be able to offer a location for major basketball events and expand on our local competitions.
Meanwhile to the right of the stadium all weather netball courts will be constructed.
In addition, a synthetic athletics track will allow local athletes to train and compete on a fast and high-performing track.
The synthetic turf hockey pitch will be durable, environmentally friendly, and provides an all-weather surface with the potential to host other sports.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said not only are the works important at a local level, but on a regional and state level as well.
"We will be able to attract a range of sporting events and competitions to Griffith, which will have an ongoing economic impact on the community," said Councillor Dal Broi.
"With increased competitions comes accommodation bookings, meals, activities - this will be a real boost for our local economy as well as our sporting community."
Once work has commenced, it is anticipated to take approximately 12 months to be finalised (weather permitting).
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