Barry Longland, Anthony Albanese, Justine Elliot and Tony Radanovic turn the first sod at Arkinstall park in South Tweed Heads, which is the proposed site of a new indoor sports facililty.
Barry Longland, Anthony Albanese, Justine Elliot and Tony Radanovic turn the first sod at Arkinstall park in South Tweed Heads, which is the proposed site of a new indoor sports facililty. Blainey Woodham

Council wants to know: Do you want an indoor sports centre?

IF you want an indoor sports centre in the Tweed, you have until Friday to make it known to Tweed Shire Council via survey.

Consultants @leisure Planners are currently investigating the feasibility of an indoor sports court facility and regional rectangular football stadium in stage two of the development of Arkinstall Park, South Tweed Heads.

They will also prepare a concept for council, as well as examining a likely schedule of use, estimated cost and income and the business case for the facility.

Council's manager recreation service Stewart Brawley said the need for a regional sports facility, including an indoor facility and rectangular stadium, was identified in 2008 as part of a master plan developed for the site.

"This feasibility study and concept for a regional indoor sports facility is part of stage two of the development of Arkinstall Park into a regional sports facility," he said.

"Work on stage one is underway and includes a regional high performance tennis facility, new and upgraded netball facilities and improved access and passive recreation."While these works will benefit tennis, netball and to some extent, soccer, we know there are many more other sports and recreational uses that would benefit from an indoor regional facility and also a rectangular stadium."

Tweed residents can head to the project website at leisureplanners.com.au to fill out a survey informing the consultants of your needs.

You can also leave a comment on the website, join the mailing list for updates, comment on the linked Facebook page or email your thoughts to info@atleisure.com.au

A community workshop to discuss the facility is yet to be scheduled, but will likely be held late this month or early July.



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