Shoalhaven Sporting Facilities Project Update

Published on 22 September 2021


Shoalhaven City Council is dedicated to ensuring the community has access to the best sports facilities with over sixty sporting field projects currently underway this financial year. 

The Shoalhaven Sports Board, which meets quarterly, were provided an update on Council’s sporting field projects at a recent meeting.

Current projects included facility upgrades for Nowra Showground, Berry Showground, Kangaroo Valley Showground and Milton Showground, and $600,000 in funding for floodlight upgrade works at Ulladulla Sporting Complex, Bomaderry Sporting Complex, Ulladulla Tennis Complex, Francis Ryan Oval and Huskisson Sportsground, along with Irrigation and Drainage projects.  

Shoalhaven Sports Board Chairman, David Goodman was pleased of Council’s progress on the sporting fields projects.  

“I have every confidence that Shoalhaven City Council is prioritising the sporting community and investing in building state-of-the-art sporting facilities for communities across the region”, Mr Goodman said. 

“The Shoalhaven Sports Board plays an important role in advocating for the sporting community, ensuring that residents and visitors to the region have access to the best sports facilities. Participating in a sport provides our community with rich opportunities to connect with one another and live an active lifestyle”, Mr Goodman stated.  

The Shoalhaven Sports Board provides advocacy for the sporting community on policy, direction and strategic planning related to Council’s objectives. To achieve this policy and strategic objective, the Board will be strategic in nature and focus on appointments to achieve this outcome. 

At the June Committee meeting, David Goodman was recently re-elected for a period of two years to serve as the Chairman of the Shoalhaven Sports Board. 

Council ensures that our allocated funding including the Special Rate Variation is spent on improving and upgrading our sporting facilities in the Shoalhaven. Council in addition apply for and have been successful in a number of grants from both State and Federal Government to enhance the spend on our sporting facilities. The Shoalhaven Sports Board report highlights the funding allocation for each project. 

Council has recently been successful in securing $8 million dollars from Stage 1 of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the Australian and NSW governments to deliver the Artie Smith Oval redevelopment for state facilities for AFL and Cricket and relocating and extending Croquet to be a four-court facility. 

To view the list of recently and soon to be completed projects view the Shoalhaven Sports Board – Current Projects Update report on Council’s website.

The list displays current projects under development by Council and recent grant funding applications submitted and successful grant funding applications. 

Further details will be released for major projects as they are completed on Council's website.  

To find out more about the Shoalhaven Sports Board, visit Council’s website.

Image: Floodlights at Berry Showground.