Sport and recreation activities have the ability to bring people of all ages together and provide opportunities for inclusion. They can inspire and motivate individuals while also fostering community pride.

The demolition of Woden’s basketball stadium and closure of both the Woden CIT and the MPowerdome in Tuggeranong have left a shortage of indoor sports facilities across the south of Canberra.

The growing ACT electorate of Murrumbidgee does not have an indoor multi-purpose sports facility leaving many sporting teams, including basketball, netball, futsal, gymnastics, badminton and roller derby with limited access to indoor sports facilities.

This proposal seeks investment from Governments to construct a multi-purpose sports hall in the centrally located Woden Town Centre. This facility will contribute to the government’s policy objectives of incorporating Active Living Principles into our daily lives and encourage physical, social, and economic activities. It is particularly important to provide opportunities for young people to engage with the community when the attraction of devices in the home is so strong.

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