The Newcastle Basketball Stadium will receive an upgrade with $5 million from the NSW Government. The stadium redevelopment will add three new courts to the stadium’s existing six and improve parking and landscaping.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the stadium was a key venue for the local community, hosting a range of sporting and cultural events throughout the year.

“This is the largest multipurpose facility in the Hunter, so it’s vital the Newcastle Basketball Stadium get the high-quality upgrade it deserves,” Mr McDonald said.

“I’m pleased the NSW Government has delivered this funding for this important regional sporting venue.”

The project is among eight projects to receive a share of $50 million from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund. The fund has provided a total of $450 million for projects to improve infrastructure and public facilities across the region.

Planning Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was delivering for the people of the Hunter.

“This stadium is a hub for sporting and cultural activities in the Hunter, and this project is an example of how we can help make this facility even better for the local community,” Mr Stokes said.

“We want to make sure we help provide high-quality facilities for Newcastle and the Hunter region as they grow into the future.”