13 Aug Development application lodged for Bungendore Sports Hub
Council has now lodged a development application for the Bungendore Sports Hub to be located off Bungendore Rd.
Stage 1 of the Sports Hub includes:
- Bulk earthworks
- Construction of two flood-lit sports fields
- Installation of irrigation infrastructure
- Two flood-lit hard courts
- Car parking
- Amenities, including changerooms, toilets and canteen facilities
“The Bungendore community has been heavily reliant on Mick Sherd Oval and in recent years it has become evident that the community has outgrown that space,” Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s Service Manager, Urban Landscapes Tim Geyer said.
“The development of the Sports Hub will provide the growing Bungendore community with a dedicated venue for sports such as soccer, football, rugby union, netball cricket and AFL which will become the premier sporting venue in Bungendore. Future stages of the sports hub will include additional fields, swimming pool and further community assets.”
While the development application is currently under assessment, it is unable to be approved until the acquisition of the land is complete. It is expected that this process will be complete by the end of August 2020. A tender for the final design and construction, along with bulk earthworks will be determined at the 26 August Council meeting, meaning that following development application approval construction will be able to commence swiftly. Council is aiming to have the two main sporting fields operational for the winter 2022 season. The hard courts will be available sooner.
The project has been funded by grants received from the NSW State Government. $1,500,000 was received from the Stronger Communities Fund and $950,000 from the Stronger Country Communities Fund. View our project page here.