The Northern Gold Coast is set to get a state-of-the-art aquatic, sports and community centre and the City of Gold Coast is asking residents to have their say on the plans!
The precinct, which is expected to cost around $56.5 million, is proposed for Pimpama to meet the needs of the “fastest growing area of the coast”.
“The precinct will address the emerging need for sport and community services and facilities in the northern suburbs for both existing and future residents,” Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said.
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“With a current population of nearly 75,000 – the next 20 years will see the population of the northern Gold Coast more than double to 167,000. This is one third of the total growth projected for the city.”
The precinct is set to feature a 50 metre Olympic pool, 25 metre pool, a water play area and learn to swim pool, gymnasium, flexible events space, nine court district-level tennis centre, 12 court regional netball centre, local and district parklands and a community centre with the capacity to function as an evacuation centre.
Cr Gates says the new facility will give people in the north the chance to develop their sporting skills.
“With netball and tennis courts well over capacity and no 50 metre pool to service the 18 schools within the area, the new sporting precinct will give children the chance to join clubs in their area and develop their sporting skills,” Cr Gates said.
Following community engagement, detailed design will commence with the facility expected to open in late 2020.
Residents, businesses and visitors are invited to have their say on the draft Northern Gold Coast Sports and Community Precinct Master Plan at gchaveyoursay.com.au/northernprecinct between
31 May and 28 June 2017.