Council, sporting groups, the community and other stakeholders came together to develop a 20-year strategic vision for the Bolton Park sporting complex.

The Bolton Park Master Plan sets out the development of the precinct into a first-class regional sports hub that will meet the needs of local community and the Riverina-Murray area into the future, as well as attracting competitions and events at a state and national level.

The Bolton Park Master Plan was adopted by Council in June 2019, with support from Tennis NSW, AFL NSW, Swimming NSW, Wagga Tigers Australian Rules Football and Netball Club and Committee 4 Wagga.

Planning for recreational developments in other areas of the city are identified in separate Master Plans and the Recreation Open Space and Community Strategy 2040.

Read the master plan

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Master plan highlights

Some of the key items included are:

  • Robertson Oval: New scoreboard, lighting, grandstand, landscaped hill seating, change rooms, hospitality and corporate boxes, a second netball court, indoor cricket training facilities.
  • Regional Sports Hub: Administration and training facilities.
  • Jim Elphick Tennis Centre: Redevelopment of courts and new amenities.
  • Geoff Lawson Oval: Expansion, field and pitch improvements.
  • Bolton Park amenities: New amenities in a relocated position.
  • Gymnastics facility: Relocated as part of the Sports Hub.
  • Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre: 50m indoor pool, splash park and slides.
  • Car parking: Upgrade current carparks to multi-deck.
  • Integrating with PCYC: Allowing for movement between the two facilities.
  • Events and conferencing: Catering for 2000+ people.
  • Skate Plaza: Spaces for youth.
  • Demolition of 40-year-old Bolton Park Stadium.
  • Croquet: Council will continue to liaise with the club with two options. One option allows croquet to be relocated within the Bolton Park Precinct and the other allows for croquet to be relocated off site.

Master plan implementation

The master plan has a total scope of $66M worth of projects. Each element will be subject to individual business cases taking into consideration community priorities at the time and government funding opportunities.

Information on the roll out of individual elements in Bolton Park Master Plan will be provided as they are implemented.