COMMUNITY RECOGNITION STATEMENT - Maitland Athletics Centre

Ms JENNY AITCHISON (Maitland)—Congratulations to Maitland City Council for its outstanding stewardship of the $10.5 million Maitland Regional Athletics Centre which opened on Monday.


Unfortunately Parliamentary commitments precluded me from being there, but I had a sneak peak at the amazing facilities which the State Government contributed $5.5 million to. The site includes a 400 m synthetic track and 9 lane track with a 10 lane front straight over the weekend, and it is fantastic! The centre has International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) Class 2 certification by World Athletics. It features invisible timing gates for amateur athletes. There are water misting stations for our hot Maitland days, a grandstand with capacity for 600 spectators, 200 lux competition and 75 lux training lighting, physio, first aid and drug testing facilities, a starters/video box, a canteen, outdoor fitness station, playground and an officials area.


The facility will be a game changer for athletics in our community, and has established Maitland as a premier sports precinct. The facility will help drive much needed weekend business into Central Maitland and the Levee, and encourage local tourism.


I thank the Hon Robyn Parker, the former member for Maitland, for her advocacy in obtaining funding!

Office address: 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320 | Mail: PO Box 920, Maitland NSW 2320

Phone: 02 4933 1617 | Fax: 02 4933 4782 | Email: maitland@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Jay Suvaal, Country Labor Party, 9/377 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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