Facilities and Infrastructure

Facilities and Infrastructure is a key strategic pillar for Basketball NSW. Basketball NSW works with all levels of government, basketball associations, and other user groups to ensure that indoor sporting requirements are being discussed or developed.

The below Facilities Development Snapshot (as of December 2023) reflects the current stadium developments, redevelopment, and or expansions that have been publicly announced.


Priority Projects


Court Pipeline

Projects in Planning



across 22 projects are fully funded or scheduled for construction



identified as high priority projects



across 44 projects that are largely unfunded and/or at various stages of planning

Funded Projects

As of December 2023, there are 273 courts in the pipeline for indoor facilities. Out of these, 76 courts are part of 22 projects that are either fully funded or slated for construction.

Highlighted in bold and in italics are the projects currently under construction, with some already completed in 2023.

Facility Name Project Type # of New Courts
Penrith Indoor Multi-Sports Arena New 10
West Ryde Multisport Facility (PCYC) New 4
Hyland Road Sporting Complex New 4
Fairfield Showground – ISC New 4
St Ives High School Extension 2
Lane Cove Indoor Sports Centre New 4
Oran Park Indoor Sport Centre New 4
Tumut Basketball Stadium New 2
PCYC Head Quarters (PCYC) New 3
PCYC Auburn Upgrade
PCYC Blacktown New 3
North Richmond Community Precinct New 2
PCYC Port Macquarie New 2
Gore Hill Sport Complex New 6
Cooma Indoor Sports Stadium New 3
Dubbo Sporting Hub (PCYC) New 5
PCYC Wagga New 4
Griffith Indoor Sports Stadium New 5
Sportz Central Stadium Extension 1
PCYC Hawkesbury New 2
Kevin Betts Stadium Extension 2

Priority Part funded + Unfunded Projects

The pipeline for indoor facilities includes an additional 18 high-priority projects delivering 69 courts that have been identified and are in various stages of planning and funding.

Facility Name Project Name # of New Courts
Basketball Central – Centre of Excellence New 6
Hunter Indoor Sport Centre* New 12
Tallawalla Reserve New 4
Northern Beaches ISC Extension 2
Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Stadium Extension 2
Lismore Basketball Stadium Extension 2
Gunnedah Basketball Stadium Upgrade
Sutherland Leisure Centre New 10
Lauren Jackson Sports Centre (Excellence Hub) Extension 3
The Brick Pitt Extension 2
Bernie Mullane Sports Complex Extension 3
Beaton Park –  Illawarra Sport Excellence Hub New 6
“HorseWorld” – Box Hill New 6
Ryde Community Sports Centre Extension 3
Taree Indoor Sports Stadium New 3
Bathurst Indoor Sports Stadium Upgrade
Bankstown Basketball Stadium Extension 2
Manly New 4


Hunter Indoor Sports Centre

  • The Hunter Indoor Sport Centre will deliver state-of-the-art multi-purpose indoor sports courts; allied health suites; cafe, social spaces; gym/movement studio, multi-purpose function rooms; change rooms; spectator seating and car parking. Co-located with the visionary Hunter Park Precinct, the project will deliver crucial indoor sport infrastructure to serve the Lower Hunter as well as providing an excellence hub for the Hunter Region.
  • The project will address the chronic short fall in the quantity and quality of indoor courts in the region and provide athlete development and high performance opportunities. This will reduce barriers to participation that are currently preventing people from participating in sport and physical activity.
  • The design vision for the Hunter Indoor Sports Centre is for a multifaceted sports hub that serves the whole community. All facilities are fully accessible and inclusive for all users regardless of age or ability. Courts will be marked and fitted out for multiple sports including basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton and futsal. The facility has been designed in modules to enable a range of activities and services to be provided at one time but connected through a central movement zone.

Functional Features

  • Showcourt module – includes retractable seating so that in normal use contains 3 courts but in ‘show mode’ can hold approximately 2,400 spectators and includes a function room overlooking the main court
  • High Performance module – includes one standard court and one training and performance hub that will include a range of specific training and performance and analytical equipment to help all athlete reach their optimum levels
  • Community court modules
    • Two 3 court sports halls enable connectedness yet separation of activities, each big enough to accommodate full sized international futsal and/indoor hockey courts for tournament play
    • One two court hall provides a separate training and competition space for an alternative activity, it also provides an opportunity for specific group users (e.g. school, and community service providers) to utilise a secure space
  • Allied health hub – will be available to service providers that support and complement the core functions of the centre, connecting community health as well as athlete development
  • Administration spaces (upstairs) – provide accommodation for Newcastle Basketball, Basketball NSW, Volleyball, Hunter Academy of Sport and for a future NBL team (potentially other partner sports)
  • Studios and rooms – combined provide a multi-functional suite of spaces that can cater for fitness, physical conditioning and testing, education, meetings, functions and events.

Funding and Staging

  • $25m was granted to Newcastle Basketball in 2019
  • Some funding was expended on planning for previously identified sites at Hillsborough and Glendale
  • The remaining funding is adequate to deliver 6 courts in a stage 1 development
  • Additional funding $15m is being sort to deliver more courts in Stage 1 (8 courts) and further tranche to fund the full development (Stage 1 and 2)

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