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Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre recognised for Excellence in Urban Development Awards

Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre recognised for Excellence in Urban Development Awards
October 21, 2020

Shoalhaven City Council’s Indoor Sports Centre has been announced as a finalist in two categories of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence in Urban Development 2020:   

The Centre has been nominated as a finalist in the NSW Regional Development Award of Excellence and Social and Community Infrastructure Award of Excellence categories. 

The awards are designed to highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development across NSW and the ACT. 

Shoalhaven City Council developed the facility as part of a broader community recreation precinct to address the growing need for indoor sporting facilities within the Shoalhaven, while maintaining opportunities to attract larger sporting events and activities that create broader economic benefits to the region.

Shoalhaven City Council’s Mayor Amanda Findley said the announcement was an outstanding result considering the facility has only been in operation for the past year.   

Mayor Findley advises “I’m delighted that Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre has been recognised for its innovative design and significant social benefit to the community. 

“Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre is the only one of its kind outside of the Sydney Metropolitan, giving Shoalhaven residents access to state-of-the-art recreation and community sporting facilities to stay active and connected.

The facility was constructed in October 2019 and cost $16.4 million dollars. 

It has the capacity to cater for larger-scale sporting and other events, incorporating four multi-purpose courts, meeting/conference rooms, sports offices, creche, fitness, grandstand, multiple change rooms/referee/public toilet facilities, commercial kitchen and indoor/outdoor café social areas. 

A date to announce the Awards is yet to be determined. 

For more information visit the Urban Development for Australia NSW’s website.

Image: Gary George, Council Project Manager and John Martin, Tigers Basketball legend at the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre in 2019.

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