Friday, 29 June 2018

National Trampoline Centre Proposed for Glendale

BY OLIVIA WILSON-WHEELER

A proposal for a $10 million dedicated Trampoline Centre of Excellence at Glendale was announced this morning.

The project has received support from Lake Macquarie City Council, the Hunter Region Sports Centre and Gymnastics NSW as Australia's first dedicated trampoline centre.

According to Lake Macquarie Mayor, Kay Fraser the state-of-the-art facility will "encourage people not only from the state but also from throughout Australia to come and use this high-performance area."

However, Council needs the state government's support.

"Council is prepared to put in $3 million," Mayor Fraser said, "and we've applied for a $7 million grant through the state government."

The facility will have a 12-metre ceiling height, seating for 450 spectators, audiovisual equipment and a 1500-square-metre arena with nine trampolines, two double mini trampolines, two tumbling strips, a foam pit and a warm-up area.

The Trampoline Centre of Excellence is proposed as part of a $30 million initiative to expand the Hunter Region Sports Centre and is predicted to generate $2.5 per year in visitor expenditure.

"It'll be a fun place to be, it'll be safe and it'll have trampolining for all abilities and all ages."





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