Sportz Central upgrade in home straight

Coffs Harbour City

City of Coffs Harbour’s reimagined turbocharged Sportz Central is nearing the end game – with an official opening of the facility imminent.

The project will deliver to the community a refreshed facility with an additional fully compliant basketball court, new amenities designed specifically to provide female friendly facilities and a range of improvements including additional parking, solar power, increased natural light and upgrades to ventilation and airflow.

Completion of Sportz Central has been slightly delayed due to several factors including weather, supply chain issues, necessary design changes and increased compliance requirements (particularly in relation to fire and bushfire).

“It will be worth the wait as this project will present a vastly improved facility for the community,” City of Coffs Harbour Business Services Director Steve Bayliss said.

“Completion of works is expected by 9 February with the occupation certificate expected to be issued the following week.”

The $8.2 million project is supported by grant funding from the Federal Government (Department of Health and Aged Care) Female Facilities & Water Safety Stream Program and the NSW State Government Multi-Sport Community Facility Fund.

An official facility opening is being planned for March, depending on State and Federal Ministers’ availability.

Photo: Artist’s impression of the upgraded Sportz Central project in Bray St, Coffs Harbour.

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