Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre Detailed Concept Designs Coming Soon!

Studio Nine Architects has been awarded the contract to deliver a full suite of concept designs for the Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre.

Experienced in an array of design work for both metro and regional Councils, Studio Nine Architects was awarded the contract based on its diverse experience in sporting facility projects and history of undertaking projects in the Limestone Coast region.

The Studio Nine detailed design and implementation plan will deliver a clear set of outcomes that are staged and costed for future development as well as:

  • Functionality of a multi-use facility for a variety of sports and uses
  • Estimated construction costs
  • Operating expenses
  • A separate report on cost estimates for capital expenditure and operational expenditure for aquatic facilities to enable Council to make decisions about the affordability and sustainability of the aquatic facilities
  • Potential future income streams through major event attraction
  • Sustainability and amenity

In 2020, Council endorsed the Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre Masterplan - a project co-funded by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. This gave the project the platform to produce more detailed planning for the development of a regional high-level sporting hub.

During preparation of the 2019 Masterplan, significant community and stakeholder consultation occurred which included surveys, interviews, face to face meetings, and site inspections with the current user groups of the site. This feedback and information will be embedded and considered in the Studio Nine work.

Mr Justin Cucchiarelli, Director of Studio Nine Architects, is excited to get started.

“The Studio Nine team is looking forward to working with Council and the community on this important project for the Naracoorte region,” he said.

“As we have successfully done with numerous sporting complexes across our State, our team will focus on understanding the community’s needs to design a Centre that meets its requirements.

“We will work within the completed Masterplan framework and build on the research and consultation that has already been undertaken, weaving the history of Naracoorte and the Limestone Coast into the narrative of our final concept design.”

The footprint of the new facility will include:

  • 4 indoor netball and basketball courts
  • 5 squash courts
  • Combined and unisex sports clubrooms and changerooms with universally accessible toilets
  • Hydrotherapy pool (5m x 4m)
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Spectator seating
  • Offices, storage and foyer space
  • Canteen, function area and outdoor bar facilities

The Regional Sports Centre has regional significance to the Limestone Coast and will have positive long lasting physical, economic, social and environmental benefits, not only for the Sports Centre stakeholders and the local community, but also for the region.

To help guide the process, Council will establish a project steering committee to work with Studio Nine during design development. The project is set to commence in May 2021 and is anticipated to take 4-5 months to complete.

The community is encouraged to remain up to date through this Your Say page and Council’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/naracoortelucindalecouncil

You can submit any general comments in the forum below. To do this, you will first need to register to get involved by clicking on the sign-up banner on this page.

Alternatively, you can submit any general comments to Council in writing to PO Box 555, Naracoorte, 5271 (addressed to Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre Project).


Studio Nine Architects has been awarded the contract to deliver a full suite of concept designs for the Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre.

Experienced in an array of design work for both metro and regional Councils, Studio Nine Architects was awarded the contract based on its diverse experience in sporting facility projects and history of undertaking projects in the Limestone Coast region.

The Studio Nine detailed design and implementation plan will deliver a clear set of outcomes that are staged and costed for future development as well as:

  • Functionality of a multi-use facility for a variety of sports and uses
  • Estimated construction costs
  • Operating expenses
  • A separate report on cost estimates for capital expenditure and operational expenditure for aquatic facilities to enable Council to make decisions about the affordability and sustainability of the aquatic facilities
  • Potential future income streams through major event attraction
  • Sustainability and amenity

In 2020, Council endorsed the Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre Masterplan - a project co-funded by the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing. This gave the project the platform to produce more detailed planning for the development of a regional high-level sporting hub.

During preparation of the 2019 Masterplan, significant community and stakeholder consultation occurred which included surveys, interviews, face to face meetings, and site inspections with the current user groups of the site. This feedback and information will be embedded and considered in the Studio Nine work.

Mr Justin Cucchiarelli, Director of Studio Nine Architects, is excited to get started.

“The Studio Nine team is looking forward to working with Council and the community on this important project for the Naracoorte region,” he said.

“As we have successfully done with numerous sporting complexes across our State, our team will focus on understanding the community’s needs to design a Centre that meets its requirements.

“We will work within the completed Masterplan framework and build on the research and consultation that has already been undertaken, weaving the history of Naracoorte and the Limestone Coast into the narrative of our final concept design.”

The footprint of the new facility will include:

  • 4 indoor netball and basketball courts
  • 5 squash courts
  • Combined and unisex sports clubrooms and changerooms with universally accessible toilets
  • Hydrotherapy pool (5m x 4m)
  • 25m swimming pool
  • Spectator seating
  • Offices, storage and foyer space
  • Canteen, function area and outdoor bar facilities

The Regional Sports Centre has regional significance to the Limestone Coast and will have positive long lasting physical, economic, social and environmental benefits, not only for the Sports Centre stakeholders and the local community, but also for the region.

To help guide the process, Council will establish a project steering committee to work with Studio Nine during design development. The project is set to commence in May 2021 and is anticipated to take 4-5 months to complete.

The community is encouraged to remain up to date through this Your Say page and Council’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/naracoortelucindalecouncil

You can submit any general comments in the forum below. To do this, you will first need to register to get involved by clicking on the sign-up banner on this page.

Alternatively, you can submit any general comments to Council in writing to PO Box 555, Naracoorte, 5271 (addressed to Naracoorte Regional Sports Centre Project).


Page last updated: 27 July 2021, 12:56