TAREE Basketball Association is looking for a committee of volunteers, from a vast array of backgrounds and experience, to be a sounding board and integral part of the final stages of design of the Iron Area stadium to be developed at Taree Recreation Centre.
In 2020 the association was successful in receiving $8.2 million from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund - a joint initiative of the NSW Nationals in the state and federal governments to begin the transformation of Saxby Stadium into Iron Arena. Saxby Stadium has been the association's home for more than 40 years.
Taree Basketball president, Steve Atkins, saw an opportunity for growth for the stadium and the community.
When completed Iron Arena will be the largest sporting and entertainment venue in the region, with courts compliant to the needs of not only basketball, but futsal, netball, volleyball and others.
"This is a crucial building block for growth of sport within our community,'' Mr Atkins said.
"This venture will also provide future opportunities to host regional and State-level sporting competitions, which will stimulate our local economy. Not only is Iron Arena hoping to secure sporting events, but it is also keen to host a variety of functions including fundraisers, formal occasions, hobby exhibitions or markets to further drive the community.''
A Development Application (DA) was submitted to MidCoast Council in August this year and the basketball association is working behind the scenes with relevant parties to finalise the design for the facility to get ready to go to tender in the New Year.
This will see the addition of three new courts added to the existing structure, new change rooms and a café accessible from the internal and external avenues of the building.
For more details on the project or the committee of volunteers contact email@example.com