Piper welcomes $25m commitment to new indoor sports stadium

13th March 2019

Independent Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has welcomed a $25m commitment to building a new indoor sports centre at Hillsborough.

The 4000-seat multi-sport indoor facility will be the home base for Newcastle Basketball but will also provide facilities for netball, wheelchair sports, volleyball, school sport and futsal.

The centre is also likely to become the home base for a local team in the National Women’s Basketball League.

The new centre will be built on land donated by Lake Macquarie City Council on Waratah Avenue, next to Hillsborough Public School.

“This will be a fantastic indoor sports stadium, not just for Lake Macquarie but for the whole Hunter Region,” Mr Piper said.

“I’ve had a number of meetings with the Premier and Scot MacDonald about this project over the past year and I’m very happy that they’ve listened and committed the funding.

“I must acknowledge Lake Macquarie City Council which will be donating the required land, but I also want to congratulate Neil Goffet and everyone at Newcastle Basketball for undertaking this project and seeing such great opportunity in Lake Macquarie.”

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