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Gippsland Regional Indoor Sports Stadium

The Traralgon Sports Stadium (TSS) has been redeveloped and expanded for multi-purpose use, allowing the centre to host large-scale events such as regional, national and international championships.

A four-court extension to the existing stadium, featuring a new show court with 3000 capacity spectator seating and associated amenities, has elevated the centre to stand among the leading indoor facilities in Victoria.

The new courts cater for netball, basketball, badminton and other indoor sports, as well as multipurpose functionality for a variety of other events.

The stadium is one of seven new Basketball Victoria high performance training hubs which will host elite pathway programs in a massive coup for local talent development.

Becon Constructions led the project, with work beginning on 18 March, 2019 following the completion of early works including an extension to the car park.

The structural frame of the new building was erected by local contractor WELDTEK, using about 320 tonnes of steel.

A total of 57 kilometres of Victorian Ash timber flooring - sourced from Heyfield’s Australian Sustainable Hardwoods – was used to floor the extension.

A total of 292 car parks were created at the reserve as part of the project.

GROW Gippsland and the Industry Capability Network were engaged to ensure local sub-contractors are used on the build, with a number involved including:

  • Platinum Electricians
  • Morrow Plumbing
  • M&JM Cook (concrete)
  • MTS Excavations
  • WELDTEK

A Project Reference Group (PRG), including community representatives and user groups, met regularly throughout the planning process and helped guide the redevelopment.

User groups have provided positive feedback from limited opportunities to activate the centre in between COVID-19 disruptions to normal operation.

The $19 million Traralgon Sports Stadium redevelopment was funded by $17 million from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s $85 million sports and community initiative and $2 million from Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sports Infrastructure Loan Scheme.

Latrobe City Council would like to acknowledge Gippsland Water’s donation of public use drinking fountains at the Traralgon Sports Stadium; Access to free and fresh drinking water promotes good health and wellbeing practices in our community.

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Project timeline

Completion date: mid 2020

Funding: $19 million

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