New day for athletics in Maitland
In the coming months construction of the main works will begin on the Athletics Centre Project at the Maitland Regional Sportsground Precinct. The works include a new grandstand, amenities, road access, car parking, drainage, a playground and the crown jewel, an IAAF certified Class 2 synthetic athletics track.
The new facility, which is being funded by two State Government grants and Council, will mean Maitland has the capability to host regional and state level athletics meets.
The athletics facility is Stage Two of the development of the Maitland Regional Sportsground Precinct, which encompasses both the athletics facility and No. 1 Sportsground.
The third stage of the precinct (currently in the design phase) will include more parking, an outdoor fitness station and exercise path, and other upgrades to No. 1 Sportsground including new fencing, lighting, amenities, amphitheatre seating and a new LED scoreboard.
Construction on the Athletics Centre Project is expected to wrap up towards the middle of next year while the Maitland Regional Sportsground Precinct should be completed by 2021.
To learn more about Council’s other major works go to maitland.nsw.gov.au/delivery-program