Wiigulga Sports Complex Now Open

Published on 03 December 2022

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Pictured are Tony Dootson, Dan Heather, City of Coffs Harbour's Group Leader City Prosperity, City of Coffs Harbour Mayor Paul Amos, Kevin Hogan MP and Gurmesh Singh MP.

Hundreds of Northern Beaches locals were among the first people through the doors of the brand new Wiigulga Sports Complex in Woolgoolga when it opened today.

The opening was marked with a Community Day of sport and performance to give people a taste of the huge variety of activities that the Complex offers.

Within the precinct are Junior and Senior size, multi-sport playing fields with lighting, primarily for use of local AFL and Cricket, accessible changing rooms and toilets, a running and cycle track, a pump track, playground and balance play equipment.

Indoors there is a café, the Sangeet rooms – a versatile suite of rooms that can be used for private gatherings, or yoga, dance, pilates and meetings - plus a full-sized commercial kitchen for hire, use at events or for training.

The centrepiece is the huge main sports hall which can be used for a whole range of indoor sport including basketball, pickleball, netball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. Arranged around the courts are accessible changing rooms, toilets, large LED video screens and a high-tech sensory room.

The sports hall also features a large performance stage and backstage complex including a green room and dressing rooms. The hall can accommodate more than 1,000 people in performance mode.

City of Coffs Harbour Mayor Paul Amos said it had been an outstanding project on all kinds of levels.

“First and foremost, it’s been a fantastic example of what can be achieved when all three levels of government work together to realise a dream created and led by community passion and commitment.

“This is a moment to savour. The Wiigulga Sports Complex is a wonderful facility that is going to become a focal point for families and sport across the region and beyond.

“And it came in on time, and on budget.”

“Great to see construction completed as this is a game-changer for the whole of the northern beaches,” said Kevin Hogan MP, Federal Member for Page.

“This facility will be great for local families and sporting clubs. It will allow us to attract major sporting and cultural events. Additionally, it has created jobs and will be a great economic driver for the community.”

“This new complex is a game-changer for the Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches community. The indoor spaces have a versatile range of uses and I can’t wait to see our community bring this space to life,” said Gurmesh Singh MP, Member for Coffs Harbour.

“The community committee led by Alastair Milroy must be thanked for their decade long advocacy for this project and for their work during the design and construction phase to ensure the original vision for the complex was achieved. All of the community groups who have contributed financially to the project also deserve our collective praise.”

The project received funding from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, the State Government and City of Coffs Harbour.

PLEASE NOTE: Wiigulga is pronounced wee-gool-ga. The first syllable is stressed.