About the project
Located at the Wagga Wagga Exhibition Centre (Equex), the Multi Purpose Stadium (MPS) will provide a high-quality sporting, community and entertainment/event space in the heart of the city.
The MPS will feature three indoor courts, change rooms, seating for more than 600 spectators and a function space with catering facilities. It is anticipated the project will be completed in late November 2018.
Funding contributions have been made to assist Council in the construction of the new stadium:
- Federal Government - $4.4M funding under the National Stronger Regions Fund
- Netball Wagga - $250,000 contribution
- Council News article – Take a seat (29 September 2018)
- Council News article - Framework complete for $9M multi-purpose stadium (4 August 2018)
- Media release - New Multi Purpose Stadium is taking shape (released 29 May 2018)
- Media release - The ball is rolling on the construction of the multi-purpose stadium - (released 9 February 2018)
All dates are subject to weather and works and any additional interruptions will be advertised accordingly.
Below: Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP, Mayor Cr Greg Conkey and Wagga Netball President Rosemary Clarke officially opened Wagga Wagga’s Multi Purpose Stadium on Monday 25 February.
The event was attended by more than 70 guests including the CEO of Netball NSW, representatives of Basketball ACT, Zauner, design team ClarkKeller, Southern Sports Academy with U15 and U17 teams of representatives from Wagga Netball playing demonstration matches.
Below: The Canadian maple wood floor is line-marked for four sports, while digital scoreboards and basketball and netball rings were installed in December.
Below: With the wall cladding now complete, Councillors Conkey, Koschel, Braid and Pascoe tour the MPS project and receive a progress update.
Below: Passers-by may notice a crane on-site this month assisting with the installation of external wall cladding. Indoors, the air-conditioning and lighting systems are well underway and installation of the sprung timber sports floor will commence next month.
Below: Work continues apace this month with tiered seating for over 600 spectators installed and the roof on the main stadium complete.
- A crane lifted the final pieces of the steel frame and roof rafters into place. The vast size of the 3670 square metre structure is now visible
- Concrete tiered spectator seating slabs are poured, and work is well underway on the administration rooms and changing facilities
- The next stage in the project will see the structure enclosed with roof sheeting and wall cladding.
LIFT OFF: A towering crane lifts the final pieces of steel frame and roof rafters into place at the multi-purpose stadium site on Kooringal Rd this week.
- A 50 tonne crane has erected eight, 10 metre high structural steel columns that form the first section of the stadium frame
- The columns will be secured to the concrete slab which was poured with 400 cubic metres of concrete
- Mezzanine level walls are taking shape as precast panels are installed onto the steel column frame.
March 2018 - Works undertaken to date for the construction of the Multi Purpose Stadium include:
- The relocation of services has been completed
- New stormwater and fire lines have been installed.
- Precast retaining wall panels are being poured offsite.
- Construction of the building pad is underway.
MAKING PROGRESS: Onsite works are underway