Second sports stadium

ALPINE Shire Council plans to begin a feasibility study for a second indoor sports stadium in Myrtleford by the end of the month.

Alpine Shire Council acting manager for asset development Simon Jones last week told the Myrtleford Times that council would get the study under way by the end of July or early August.

“The first thing to do will be to engage an appropriate consultant to help us with the study and that will be someone with economic analysis skills and also architectural and building design skills,” he said.

“But making sure we capture the community’s needs through talking with them, that’s the most important part, not just looking at the figures of usage.

“Once a consultant is appointed we will work with them to make sure the engagement happens with the community and it should be a fairly quick turnaround once we get going.”

The feasibility study will explore all options and locations for a second stadium, investigating the pros and cons, the economic viability, possible management models and estimated costs for each option and should be completed by early next year at the latest according to Mr Jones.

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