Sport Taranaki, has led a Community Sports Facility Needs Assessment that says TSB Stadium and our other sporting facilities aren’t meeting the needs of the sports codes for turf and indoor court space. Around one in five of our residents play netball, basketball, football, touch, hockey, rugby or cricket, and many more are taking up sports such as tennis and gymnastics. These and other codes are asking for a multi-purpose hub. It could also be a home for major public events like national tournaments and big events such as kapa haka.
Sport Taranaki says stage one of their proposal would cost roughly $60 million which would include a purpose-built indoor stadium, hockey turf, grass fields and road upgrades. If it’s given the green light, it would be a major piece of work, some years away, so we need know just how much it matters to our residents, whether people think it’s affordable and who would pay for it?
What do you think? Will a multi-purpose hub be a win for our District?
Survey closed 12 October.