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Former Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre site

The Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre was closed following an independent review found the centre not safe to re-open due to the serious potential risk to clients and staff arising from the potential failure of Eraring power station’s ash dam wall in the event of major seismic activity.

A second independent expert report found the risk to life was ‘intolerable’ and considered ‘unacceptable’ if the coal ash dam wall collapsed in the event of seismic activity.

In December 2019, the NSW Government announced that a new sport and recreation centre would be built at Lake Macquarie.

Find out about the new Lake Macquarie Sport and Recreation Centre

Why did the Office of Sport close the Centre?
Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre was shut down to mitigate the serious potential risk to clients and staff arising from the potential failure of Eraring power station’s ash dam wall in the event of major seismic activity.

The Minister for Sport engaged the NSW Dams Safety Committee in conjunction with the Department of Communities and Justice to conduct an independent review of the technical reports that underpinned the Office of Sport’s decision to close the centre.

What were the findings of the independent review?
The NSW Dams Safety Committee independent review found that there is a serious potential risk to clients and staff arising from the potential failure of Eraring power station’s ash dam wall in the event of major seismic activity.

What will happen with the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre site?
The Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre site will remain in Government ownership and will be progressively decommissioned. 

Decommissioning works will also be subject to approval processes and public consultation. 

Will the site be sold for redevelopment?
The Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre site will remain in public ownership.

There are no plans to sell the site.