Agreement reached on the future of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre.

A new centre will be built on a waterfront site near the original Myuna Bay facility, which was closed in March.

Announcing the decision, Lake Macquarie City Council said that the NSW Government and Origin Energy “made this decision in the best interests of the community.”

Council said it hasn’t been part of negotiations so far, but wants to be involved in future plans.

The news comes after a year of uncertainty for the Lake Macquarie community. 

Council’s Deputy CEO Tony Farrell said Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre is an important recreational facility not only for the Lake Macquarie community but also the wider region.

From sport development camps and weekend escapes to community and group getaways, school camps and seniors programs, the Myuna Bay facility holds a special place in the hearts of people from across New South Wales,” Mr Farrell said

Our study of regional cities here and overseas that have undergone economic transformation reinforces the need to build on existing strengths. For Lake Macquarie, that is our Lake and unique landscapes, and traditional industries.  

The proposed facility is another opportunity for us to preserve and enrich the parts of our community and environment that we love most.

It also ensures we can adapt to change as it occurs, and leverage opportunities that will allow us to create jobs, tourism and recreation experiences and ensure Lake Macquarie City continues to thrive.”