06 March 2024

The Hon Kristy McBain MP
Member for Eden-Monaro

The Hon Tara Moriarty MP
NSW Minister for Regional NSW

The Hon Steve Whan MP
State Member for Monaro

Cr Kenrick Winshester
Mayor, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council


Netballers in Bungendore are on their toes and ready to ‘bend and flick’ plenty of goals – with the Albanese Labor Government delivering on its commitment to inject an additional $2 million towards the next stages of the Bungendore Sports Hub.

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain was in Bungendore today to inspect progress on Stage 1 of the new sporting hub, and to outline new facilities that will take it to the next level.

These new funds are a welcome addition to the funding commitment from the NSW Government and the NSW Minister for regional NSW, Tara Moriarty.

With the $2 million additional funding agreement now locked in with Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, as part of the Albanese Government’s Investing in our Communities Program, work can now commence on:

  • Construction of netball facilities
    • New amenities block and storage
    • Fencing around courts stormwater drainage
  • Upgrades to Playing Fields
    • Construction of 4 team dug outs
    • Seating units to seat at least 200 people
    • Installation of field goals
  • Upgrades to pavilion buildings
    • Installation of solar panels and solar carpark lights
  • Upgrades to Carpark and access to playing fields
    • Sealing of car park
    • Landscaping
    • Construction of pathways to access fields and netball courts
  • Preparation of Men’s Shed site
    • Levelling of site and installation of services and perimeter fencing.

This funding builds on $565,000 already committed by the Australian Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, with the NSW Government committing $3,550,000 and Council committing $1,838,619.

The Bungendore Sports Hub project will deliver the Bungendore community much-needed regional sports facilities, with irrigated sports fields and netball courts – along with a new amenities block that will have four sets of change rooms with shower and toilet facilities, meeting/catering area, kiosk, toilets for spectators, storage rooms and officials’ facilities.

The overall project is due for completion by 1 December 2025, with more information available at: www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Major-Works-Projects/Bungendore-Sports-Hub

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain MP:

“It’s so important that people of all ages have access to high-quality sporting facilities in their own backyard, which is why I strongly advocated for an additional $2 million for this project, and why I’m thrilled to be delivering on this commitment for the Bungendore community.

“The Bungendore Sports Hub will be a real game-changer for this fast-growing community, and will mean that locals won’t need to travel to Queanbeyan or the ACT for their training.

“The hub also presents an exciting future for Bungendore by putting it on the map to host carnivals and other community sporting events, which will help stimulate local small businesses.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Minister for Regional NSW, the Hon Tara Moriarty MP:

“Bungendore deserves quality sporting amenities close to home. Sports are incredibly important for this community, which is why we’re funding this exciting upgrade of the Bungendore Sports Hub.

“These facilities will mean more locals can get involved in friendly sport or train for more serious competition – supporting the champions of tomorrow as well as healthy lifestyles and opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.”

Quotes attributable to State Member for Monaro, Steve Whan MP:

“I welcome this commitment of $2,000,000 from the Federal Government towards the development of the new Bungendore Sports Hub.

“Bungendore has a very popular and active netball club that has been hampered by a lack of local courts, it is fantastic news that there will now be local facilities for training and games.

“This boost in funding will help the community and council move forward with their plans to create a modern facility helping the people of Bungendore to stay active and healthy.”

Quotes attributable to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Mayor, Cr Kenrick Winchester:

“Our region is one of the fastest-growing areas in NSW and it is vital that we keep up with demand to supply facilities like the Bungendore Sports Hub.

“I thank the Australian and NSW governments for their financial support for this project, which I am delighted to see progressing at speed on the ground.”