Gore Hill Indoor Sport Centre

  • Project typeDesign
Gore Hill Park

The Gore Hill Indoor Sports Centre (GHISC) represents the second stage of the Gore Hill park redevelopment to address the need for indoor community sport facilities.

In stage 1, the oval was re-oriented to east west to accommodate the requirements of a new indoor sports facility in stage 2. Stage 1 was finalised in March 2019 when the new synthetic oval, clubhouse and playground were opened.

Stage 2 includes the construction of an indoor sports facility, underground parking and integration with the oval.

What are the project objectives?

The project objectives of stage 2 are to deliver an indoor sports facility that:

  • Optimises sporting opportunities
  • Maximises community participation
  • Supports local precinct growth
  • Is financially sustainable
  • Makes efficient use of open space 

Why is the facility being built?

Stakeholder consultation and research found that demand has outstripped supply for indoor sports facilities for Willoughby and surrounding local government areas and that it’s expected to grow as the population expands. The consultation found that people are not participating in sports because of limited access to facilities.

The new indoor sports centre will help fill a gap in sports facilities in Willoughby and surrounding local government areas.

Current Schemes being investigated

On 31 October 2022, Council resolved to investigate the feasibility of a smaller scheme from the originally endorsed option at the 8 March 2021 Council Meeting. The need for investigation has arisen due to an increase in the current funding gap owing to increases in inflation, materials, skilled labour and building margins.

Scope of Current and potential Smaller Scheme:

  Current Scheme  Smaller Scheme

Key Facilities 

- 6 Indoor Courts

- Sports Hall

- Health and Fitness

- Multi-Purpose

- Cafe

- Retail Lease Space

m2

5,490

1,100

255

290

370

250

m2

5,490

nil

nil

150

140

nil

 Building Area 16,000 10,300
 Building Footprint 7,500 6,500
 Car Parking spaces  181 100
 Estimated cost $72.5M $46.5M

 

Where is the project currently at?

Council Officers will continue to work towards the appointment of a preferred Principal Design Consultant and report back to Council in March 2023 with the feasibility of options.

Location

Gore Hill Park, 211 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards 2065  View Map

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