Funding Secured to support redevelopment of Connell Park

Published on 29 November 2022

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Council will receive just under $3.58 million in funding from the NSW Office of Sport to support the redevelopment of the Connell Park sporting precinct.

This funding will enable the construction of two new clubhouse buildings at Connell Park one of which will replace the existing Waterfall Way building as well as a new facility near the Bellingen Pool. This redevelopment will provide much needed upgrades to bring the facilities up to modern standards including unisex changeroom facilities, storage areas, improved kiosk/canteen, referee facilities and public amenities for users of Connell Park.

Additional works as part of the broader redevelopment project include new hard court netball courts replacing the old grass courts, the replacement of the old footbridge from the car park to the Bellingen Pool and broader reserve, as well as safety upgrades to the Bellingen Pool.

This announcement compliments recent works completed to upgrade the playground at Connell Park providing significant investment in one of our most loved community spaces.

“Our community are the real winners here as many sporting groups including rugby league, soccer, netball, cricket and archery use Connell Park for their weekly activities and competitions.” Said Mayor, Cr Steve Allan.

“The benefits flow to the high school who also utilise the park regularly, as do many community members accessing the grounds for personal fitness and family activities.

Council is also making a $400,000 contribution to the project through its developer contributions fund.