$3.5million has been allocated to Ballina Shire Council for an indoor sports centre that will be located at the new Ballina Coast High School site.
The two-court facility will adjoin another two-court facility, currently under construction, by the NSW Department of Education. The two facilities will be linked by an enclosed passageway and combined they will form a four-court regional scale sports facility with the hope that it will boost participation in sports such as basketball, netball and futsal.
‘This is very welcome news for Ballina Shire Council. To have the centre part funded by the NSW government means we can build a state-of-the-art indoor sports facility at minimal cost to ratepayers,’ said Ballina Mayor David Wright.
The new facility will house two full sized indoor sports courts, spectator areas, operations room, foyer/reception area, multipurpose meeting space, kitchen space, first aid room, change rooms and amenities.
The facility has development approvals in place, is ‘shovel ready’ and is expected to be open by Christmas 2019.