New Panorama Oval Amenities Building and Car Parking Officially Opens

Members from local sporting clubs can enjoy new facilities at Panorama Oval in Oak Flats, with the official opening of a new amenities building and associated works.

The refurbishment project replaces the previous amenities building with modern, functional facilities designed to focus on accessibility, equality and sustainability.

Shellharbour City Mayor Chris Homer will officially open the new amenities building along with Member for Shellharbour Anna Watson, representing NSW Minister for Sport, The Hon. Stephen Kamper MP. Joining them will be members of the local sporting clubs who use the oval.

The amenities building features modern change rooms, a first aid room, referees’ room, canteen, public toilets, and a rainwater harvesting system to minimise the use of portable water.

Onsite parking was also increased, with 46 formalised carparking spaces and 2 accessible spaces, in addition to drainage and reconstruction.

The project was proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Shellharbour City Council.

The successful application for grant funding was made under the NSW State Government’s 2021/22 Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund, with $1,013,323 contributed by the State Government and $1,766,677 from Council.

Shellharbour City Council Mayor Chris Homer said the upgrades would enable increased participation in organised sport and community activities in Shellharbour City.

“I’m very pleased that our sporting and recreational communities will benefit from this new infrastructure,” Mayor Homer said.

“The modern new facilities are a significant improvement. Importantly, they are inclusive and accessible facilities and built to meet the needs of the local clubs and the wider community.

“Securing the funding was a collaborative effort by many teams across Council. I thank the staff for their expertise and commitment to our community,” he said.

The Mayor also expressed his appreciation to the NSW State Government for its support in funding the project.

Minister for Sport, Steve Kamper said projects like these showed the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering infrastructure that keeps everyone in the community connected, active and healthy.

“The NSW Government is focused on rebuilding our local grassroots sporting communities, on driving participation across all age groups and genders, and delivering fit-for-purpose facilities for our communities,” Minister Kemp said.

“Improvements to sporting infrastructure such as this project at Panorama Oval mean that more people are able to use and access the facilities they need to take part in sport and active recreation.”

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