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The NSW Government closed the Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre following an independent review that 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.

In July 2020, the NSW Government announced a preferred site for a new Sport and Recreation Centre.

The site was approximately one kilometre south-east of the former Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre and proposed to have access to Lake Eraring.

Following community feedback and a proposal from the Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper, the NSW Government agreed to consider an alternative site for the new Lake Macquarie Sport and Recreation Centre.

The alternative site is at Morisset on land that was previously part of the Morisset Hospital within the Lake Macquarie Conservation Area.

After receiving the proposal from the Member for Lake Macquarie the NSW Government investigated the viability of the alternate site.

The results of this work found that the site could accommodate a sport facility and on 27 January 2022 the NSW Government announced that it would construct the new Lake Macquarie Sport Centre at the site.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the status of the new Lake Macquarie Sport Centre?

Following community feedback and a proposal from the Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper, the NSW Government announced that it would construct the new Lake Macquarie Sport Centre on land that was previously part of the Morisset Hospital within the Lake Macquarie Conservation Area.

Where is the site located?

The alternative site is at Morisset on land that was previously part of the Morisset Hospital within the Lake Macquarie Conservation Area.

What are the next steps?

The NSW Government will undertake further planning work and community consultation to determine the design and scope of the Morisset site.

When will construction commence on the new centre?

Following the completion of the planning and consultation process, a construction timeline will be developed.

Will the NSW Government own the new centre?

Yes.

What is the status of the site announced in July 2020?

Work on the site announced in July 2020 was put on hold while the alternative site was considered. The NSW Government will no longer be proceeding with a sport centre at this site.

What has happened to Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre since it was closed?

The former centre has been decommissioned and the NSW Office of Sport continues to maintain safety and security at the site prior to its planned demolition.

Will community groups that used Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre be accommodated at the new centre?

The new Lake Macquarie Sport Centre will be accessible to the community and include facilities for community use.

As part of the planning and community consultation processes, the NSW Government will consider the activities of community groups in the design and scope of the new centre.

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