Council is proposing to include $20,000 in the 2019/20 financial year for a concept plan to be drawn up to look at the best ways of expanding the Sir Neville Howse Stadium (Anzac park sports facility).
Sport participation, particularly in netball, is expanding at a great rate in Orange.
The current Anzac Park facility may need expanding to accommodate the large number of games and tournaments across netball, basketball, futsal and roller derby.
The indoor stadium currently has four courts and Council would like to fund a concept plan to investigate expanding the facility to include five or six courts to accommodate the increase in demand.
The intention is to include a 'show court' in the concept design, or the design could include flexible/retractable seating to allow the new space to be as versatile as possible.
The period for community consultation on the 2019 Draft Budget has concluded. A report on the community response will be considered by staff and presented to the 25 June council meeting.