Indoor arena still a possibility near Gladesville

July 2, 2018 by  

Debate around the construction of an indoor arena in proximity Gladesville continues, with several officials remaining keen on the idea.

The government of New South Wales is eager to promote sport, and thinks an arena a few kilometres from Gladesville could do the job. Graphic design from Gladesville can be useful for planners when such ideas are mooted.

Stuart Ayres, a politician with some responsibility for the decision, wants progress to be enabled. The current minister for sports told the Sydney Morning Herald:

“Netball in particular is experiencing strong growth and the current structure of indoor facilities restricts their access. For tennis, the facilities currently available simply don’t attract the best events possible.”

Ayres has not sat on his hands, with feasibility work in relation to an arena already completed. However, the research findings have yet to be made public. Ayres is conscious of the fact that Sydney has an international profile, and wants outdoor and indoor amenities to reflect this status.

Netball NSW has more than 100,000 members. The organisation is lobbying for the redevelopment of the Olympic Park Tennis Centre in Sydney.

Meanwhile, the global tennis tour has made clear that it wants Sydney to up its game. The international organisation hopes that facilities in the city can be upgraded. Following the demolition of the Haymarket Entertainment Centre, there appears to be a gap in provision that could be filled.