Manager Oasis Marc Geppert at the Multi-Purpose Stadium at Equex where construction of the seating is taking place on the third inside basketball court.
UPGRADES UNDERWAY: Manager Oasis Aquatic Centre Marc Geppert is excited for the seating upgrades to the Multi-Purpose Stadium at Equex to be ready for community use.

Projects & Works

New portable seating being installed at Equex MPS

Published: 08 Mar 2024 10:34am

Works are underway this week for new retractable seating to be installed at the Multi-Purpose Stadium at Equex, increasing capacity and viewing experience.

The seats are being installed thanks to funds secured under Round Five of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Council Manager Oasis Aquatic Centre Marc Geppert says the seating will reap positive benefits for users and local clubs, as well as have broader community impacts.

“We were lucky enough last year to receive a grant from the New South Wales Government for some new court seating that our local user groups will be able to utilize on a regular basis,” Mr Geppert said.

“There are nine mobile units that can be altered into either multiple or singular units depending on the event, with 376 seats in total.

“Events like our local netball, basketball, and futsal finals could have 400 parents courtside enjoying the action.

“It will also help Council to secure bigger indoor stadium events, resulting in huge economic and social benefit to the region.”

Stronger Country Communities Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improved services and community infrastructure in the regions.

New seating currently being set up inside the indoor stadium.