The Lauren Jackson Sports Centre (LJSC), is a vital hub for regional, state and national sports events. In 2018, a two-stage Master Plan was endorsed.

Stage 1, a $15.2 million upgrade which is due to commence this year, provides much-needed enhanced facilities for active participation, inclusivity for women in sports and improved comfort for spectators and players.

Stage 2, including aquatics facilities, commenced with a detailed Feasibility Study. At its 23 October Council meeting, Council resolved to:

  1. receive and note the LJSC Stage 2 Feasibility and Business Case prepared by @Leisure Planners.
  2. share the report with stakeholder organisations.
  3. continue discussions with PCYC regarding their involvement (potential contribution and expectations).
  4. use the preferred concept plan Option 4 for LJSC Stage 2 as the basis of a masterplan for future development of the LJSC precinct and seek community and stakeholder input.
  5. incorporate funding of $1.5 million for preliminary design and costing of Option 4 at LJSC Stage 2 in developing the draft 2024/2028 Four Year Delivery Plan to validate costs and support advocacy efforts.
  6. activate planning for Option 4 at LJSC Stage 2 Advocacy Strategy development and funding attraction.

This LJSC and Aquatics Facility Stage 2 Preliminary Design project will progress preliminary design of the venue that includes the following features:

  • Three additional sport courts – suitable for basketball, netball, volleyball and badminton, with show court and VIP boxes and an option for two further courts;
  • An all-year indoor aquatic facility that addressed the needs of people for all ages and abilities: A 50m indoor pool – with a swim wall providing program flexibility - suitable for water polo training and competition, warm water pool, learn to swim pool, leisure water, water play and water slide, spa, steam room and spectator seating;
  • Allied health facilities for exercise therapy and rehabilitation;
  • Health club, gymnastics studio, martial arts rooms;
  • Change rooms including separate area for school groups;
  • Multipurpose rooms;
  • Café and merchandise shop;
  • Offices, reception; and
  • Approximately 350 car spaces.

Your input is crucial to shaping the future of the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre & Aquatics Facility, ensuring it remains a cornerstone of our community's sports and recreational life.

Keep up-to-date with this project on our website. Lauren Jackson Sport Centre & Aquatics Facility

Please let us know your thoughts on the Draft Master Plan below.

We welcome your feedback on the LJSC & Aquatics Facility Stage 2 Master Plan. Submissions will be received until 5pm Friday, 14 June 2024 and can be submitted via the form above or addressed to:

Leisure Team
PO Box 323
Albury, NSW 2640

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