Mayor announces BEST hub for sports and exercise innovation

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Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM has announced an exciting new era for sport and healthy living in Blacktown City with the launch of the Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub (BEST).

BEST will deliver world-class facilities, patient care and rehabilitation services alongside leading education and research programs, right in the heart of Western Sydney.

Mayor Bleasdale said the hub was a unique, first-class resource for Blacktown City and Western Sydney, that BEST would take community health and sports innovation to a new level.

“I’m excited to announce this next stage of this key Transformational Project from Blacktown City Council,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Blacktown City Council is proud to partner with the Australian Catholic University, Sydney West Sports Medicine, Went West, and the AFL as well as the many teams that call the Sportspark home to enhance performance across many sports.

“BEST will build upon the established facilities at the Sportspark and boost our culture of healthy, active living and sporting excellence in Blacktown City by providing a home base for many generations to come.

“Our partners are industry leading and will bring together skills and knowledge in education, injury management and rehabilitation, and community health.

“At BEST, you will have the opportunity to be your best self and build your best self.”

“Blacktown is a proud sporting City, and we are determined to ensure everyone in our community has access to world-class sport and health facilities, close to home.

“BEST represents a $100 million investment in changing lives for the better, through health and sports innovation.

“Whether you are an athlete, a ‘weekend warrior’, a social team or family, or just a regular person wanting to move with more confidence, this facility will live up to its name and help you be your BEST.”

Buildcorp Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM confirmed Buildcorp is delighted to be working with Blacktown City Council.

“Buildcorp is honoured to have partnered with Blacktown City Council to deliver the vision of the new Blacktown Exercise Sports and Technology Hub (BEST).

“When developing our solution for the delivery of the project, we challenged ourselves to channel our own passion and considerable experience into finding the best way to bring the project to life. We also used creative thinking to develop new opportunities for innovation and value creation, to deliver an award-winning architectural facility.

“Buildcorp and our project team are passionately connected to the project’s core purpose of delivering a multi-sports approach to enhancing performance. The project remains in safe hands as our experience has been honed over 30 high-performance sporting infrastructure projects in our 32-year history.

“We look forward to handing over the best centre of excellence for the Blacktown community and all of whom will enjoy it.”

Located within Blacktown International Sportspark, BEST will offer great public amenities and technical facilities, including: treatment rooms, a biomechanics laboratory, strength and conditioning facilities, and an environmental chamber

Next door to BEST, The Lodge will offer affordable accommodation to teams, individuals and families within the Sportspark.

A cafe will operate 7 days a week, offering a place for a pre- or post-game catch up, or a pit-stop on a family cycle or walking adventure.

Mayor Bleasdale said, “Our Sportspark is home to many recognised sporting teams across baseball, softball, cricket, AFL and soccer.”

Construction is well underway, with BEST to open in 2023.

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