Athletics Centre - Maitland Regional Sports Complex
Jointly funded by Council and Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund, the Maitland Regional Sports Complex - Athletics Track project is underway.
Maitland is a rapidly growing community and as such, Council is required to deliver an increase in recreational services.
In line with this and following completion of the redevelopment of No. 1 Sportsground, Council has begun works on the Athletics Centre Project, which is stage two of the broader Maitland Regional Sports Complex. The redevelopment works will include the construction of a 400m synthetic track and associated field facilities, an amenities building, spectator seating and car parking, which will service both the new facility and No. 1 Sportsground.
It is a $10.5 million project joint funded by Council and Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund and is being built on the site of the No. 2 Sportsground and Smyth Field in Central Maitland.
Athletics Centre Updates
Tuesday 6 October 2020
The finish line is in sight for the construction of the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, at the Maitland Regional Sports Complex, with an official opening date of Monday 12 October.
The $10.5 million project was joint funded by Council and Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund, and includes a World Athletics Certified synthetic athletics track, playing field, track and field facilities, floodlighting, a grandstand with capacity of 560, changerooms, canteen, two large function spaces and car parking.
Mayor Loretta Baker says ‘one of the key objectives of Council is to ensure that our growing community has the facilities and services it needs. This facility is a welcome addition to the high quality sporting options already available in the city.
‘From hosting local clubs and school athletics to drawing major athletics events to the area like zone and regional carnivals, we’re so excited to see the benefits of this facility for the community.’
Catherine Cusack, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, today said ‘we’re really pleased to see this new project come to fruition. The Maitland Regional Sports Complex now provides recreational facilities for all people in the wider community, including children, youth and athletes alike.
‘The Maitland Regional Sports Complex was awarded $5.5 million under the NSW Government’s Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund and will now attract more visitors to the Hunter region, with enhanced event capabilities, complete access for people with disabilities and increasing visitor spending in the region.’
Once open, Council will work with local and regional sporting groups to educate them on the many unique features of the site with access for the general public planned to commence in time for summer walks and exercise with family and friends.
The completion of the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre is stage two of the total three stages of the wider Maitland Regional Sports Complex redevelopment.
Stage three of the redevelopment includes a walking track, new playground, outdoor exercise facilities and additional amenities. Construction is expected to be completed during 2021.
Friday 3 April 2020
Progress on the Athletics Centre Project continues to roll on, with floodlights, stormwater, inground services and most of the car parking works now complete. The asphalt on the track is now going down and the turf for the field will be put in soon. As you can see if you drive past, the building and grandstand concrete, brickwork and framing work is ongoing. Landscape components such as the stone walls and concrete seating are also being built.
Over the next three months the roof trusses and Aramax roofing (similar to No. 1 Sportsground) will be installed. The final components of the steel framework and solar powered lighting will all be put in place soon and the fitout of the interior spaces such the canteen, first aid, and change rooms will also get underway. That will be followed by the installation of the long jump and throwing circles and finally, the IAAF Class 2 Synthetic Track.
Athletics Centre Project rolls on
The Maitland Athletics Centre Project continues to progress well and remains on track for completion in July 2020.
Big milestone for athletics centre project
New day for athletics in Maitland
In the coming months construction of the main works will begin on the Athletics Centre Project at the Maitland Regional Sportsground Precinct.
Athletics facility jumps another hurdle
The project for Maitland’s new athletics track has jumped another hurdle with the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel recently a
The total cost of the project is $10.5 million.
Works include the construction of a 400m synthetic track and associated field facilities, an amenities building, spectator seating and car parking, which will service both the new facility and No. 1 Sportsground.
The project is joint funded by Council and Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.
Council is aiming to complete the construction works in October 2020.
The Athletics Track Project is stage two of the wider Maitland Regional Sports Complex and is being built in the site of the No. 2 Sportsground and Smyth Field in Central Maitland.