Construction of new Myrtleford indoor stadium to start before summer
CONSTRUCTION of Myrtleford’s much anticipated second indoor sports stadium will begin next month after the contract for the build was awarded yesterday.
The $2.6 million Myrtl- eford Indoor Sports Stadium Expansion will be completed by Joss Construction after Alpine Shire Council endorsed the Albury firm’s tender at last night’s monthly meeting.
Alpine Shire Council director assets Will Jeremy said construction was due to start in the first half of November.
The Myrtleford and District Basketball Association is the main user of the stadium with games played every night of the week over spring and summer.
Basketball is also played every second weekend dur- ing the same period now with Myrtleford about to enter its second season playing in the Country Basketball League.
On top of basketball there are various other user groups who have had restrictions on when their seasons are played and the length of those com- petitions due to court access.
In February 2017, Alpine Shire Council was awarded grant funding of $1.3 million from the State Government’s Better Indoor Stadiums fund.
A further $1.25 million is being spent by council with a $50,000 contribution from the Myrtleford and District Basketball Association bringing the total project budget to $2.6 million.
Mr Jeremy said contractors will work with user groups to limit the impact on respective sporting competitions during the build.