World Class Hockey Facility for Newcastle

The NSW Government will provide $10 million to deliver a world class hockey centre in Newcastle.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced the International Hockey Centre at Broadmeadow will receive an overhaul of its facilities and new water management improvements.

“This redevelopment will transform the Hockey Centre into a world class venue capable of attracting and hosting major national, regional and international competitions,” Mr MacDonald said.

“This project is another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to Newcastle and the Hunter, and an important milestone in its revitalisation.”

“It will ensure the long-term sustainability of the venue and deliver economic benefits through increased sports tourism.”

The project will involve:

 covered grandstand seating;
 new change rooms;
 rainwater tanks and a greywater system;
 new watering and lighting systems;
 security fencing; and
 car parks.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the project was 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.

“This project is an example of how the NSW Government is working to ensure our cities and towns don’t just get bigger into the future, but get better as well,” Mr Stokes said.

“As Newcastle and the Hunter grow, it’s vital the local community reaps the benefits of that growth through improved public facilities like this new hockey."

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