The NSW Government is providing $5.5 million to deliver stage two of the Maitland Sportsground upgrade.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald today announced the funding will be used to upgrade the Smyth Field athletics centre with facilities including a new international standard synthetic running track, new clubhouse, parking and lighting.
“Sport is a huge part of this community and our young athletes deserve modern facilities,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Once complete, the new athletics complex will significantly improve community sporting options and provide the facilities that meet the needs of a growing population.”
Mr MacDonald said the funding from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Funding was on top of previous funding of $5.6 million provided for stage one of the project.
Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government had now provided a total of $11 million for the Maitland Regional Sportsground Complex.
“This project is an example of the NSW Government working with the local council and the community to build a better future for Maitland,” Mr Stokes said.
“The NSW Government is committed to the Hunter and ensuring the local community has the facilities it needs as the region grows.”
The project is one of eight to receive a share of $50 million from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund. The fund has provided a total of $450 million for a range of projects to improve infrastructure and public facilities across the region.
Maitland Sportsground Upgrade funding
NSW Government (HIIF) Maitland City Council
Stage One $5.6 million $3.0 million
Stage Two $5.5 million $5.0 million
Totals $11.1 million $8.0 million $19.1 million