Athletics facility jumps another hurdle
The project for Maitland’s new athletics track has jumped another hurdle with the Hunter and Central Coast Joint Regional Planning Panel recently approving the Development Application for the facility.
The redevelopment works will include the construction of a 400m synthetic track and associated field facilities, an amenities building, spectator seating and car parking, which will service both the new facility and Maitland No. 1 Sportsground.
The $10.5 million project is joint funded by Council and Restart NSW Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund and it will be built on the site of the No. 2 Sportsground and Smyth Field in Central Maitland.
The site will also connect to Maitland No. 1 Sportsground, which has recently gone through significant redevelopment, as well as a number of other facilities that surround the site including Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland Town Hall and the PCYC.
Construction is expected to begin before this Christmas.