Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre

Project Overview

The purpose of the project is to refurbish the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre. The Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre was built in the 1970’s as a sports facility for Coonabarabran and surrounding towns. The facility is currently used for a range of sport and recreation activities including basketball, netball, indoor soccer, boxing, fitness training and martial arts. The Coona B Drop In Centre, operated by Centacare, is also housed in the facility, as well as meeting rooms of the Coonabarabran RSL Sub Branch. The primary works to be undertaken is refurbishment of the main indoor hall / court and the Squash Courts. The Centre will also receive new windows and air-conditioning / heating throughout. Works will also be undertaken to remove and replace the old grandstands and update the kitchen and canteen facilities. The refurbishment of the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre is proudly funded by the NSW Government  in association with Warrumbungle Shire Council.

Project Update

Members of the community joined Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, to officially re-open the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre following a series of upgrades completed with funding from the NSW Government Stronger Country Communities Fund. ‚Äč

In 2017 Council applied for funding from the NSW Government under Round One of the Stronger Country Communities Fund to undertake upgrades to the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre. Council was thankful to receive funding of $324,438 for this project from the NSW Government and topped this up with more than $100,000 funding from Council.

Upgrade works at the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre have included replacement of the internal stairs to the gym, replacement of the clear roof sheeting, lighting upgrades, installation of new emergency exit doors, new windows in the gym, squash courts and Drop In Centre and installation of heating and cooling throughout the building. Extensive upgrades to the squash courts including infills of the walls, repairs to the floor and refurbishment of the changing rooms / toilet have also been completed and the old grandstands have been placed with new retractable grandstands.

190222 Opening Coonabarabran Sport and Rec Centre

Image: Opening of the Coonabarabran Sport and Recreation Centre with Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, Councillor Kodi Brady, Councillor Peter Shinton and Andrew Schier.