The NSW Government is proceeding with an alternative site adjacent to the Morisset Hospital lands at Morisset for the new Lake Macquarie Sport Hub, which will replace the facility closed at Myuna Bay.
After listening to community feedback and receiving a proposal from the Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper, the NSW Government reviewed the Morisset site against that at Eraring which was originally identified as the hub’s new home.
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government was committed to delivering a new fit-for-purpose facility for the region and thanked Mr Piper for his proposal.
“We are committed to working with the Lake Macquarie community to deliver a new hub which meets the area’s sport and recreation needs,” Mr Ayres said.
“The NSW Government will now go ahead with further planning work and consultation to determine the design and scope of the Morisset site and the new sport facility.”
Mr Piper said he wanted to ensure the best long-term outcome for the local community.
“The key outcome for this hub is to ensure it is a facility that is available to everyone and will include facilities that are much needed for our growing community”.
“I’d like to thank the Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres for listening to our community and considering my proposal for an alternative site,” Mr Piper said.
“The aim is to get a facility that’s even better than what we lost at Myuna Bay and one which ensures a fantastic active recreation experience for generations to come.”
The NSW Government will now continue planning work on the Morisset site.
Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre was permanently closed in 2019 after an independent expert report ruled it was not safe to re-open.