Australian winter sports athletes are one step closer to having their own world class training facility after the NSW Government today lodged the Development Application for Stage 1 of the National Snowsports Training Centre at Jindabyne with Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
Stage 1 of the $5.1 million project will see the construction of a dry slope airbag jump and upgrades to the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the National Snowsports Training Centre would cement Jindabyne’s status as Australia’s home for winter sport.
“This facility will put Jindabyne on the map internationally and make it the envy of the winter sports world,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Athletes from across the globe will come to Jindabyne to train at this world-class airbag training facility which will be operational year-round.
Snow Australia Chief Executive Officer, Michael Kennedy, welcomed the advancement of the National Snowsport Training Centre with the lodgment of the Development Application (DA) by the NSW Government.
“This is a significant step towards the establishment of a permanent base for snowsport in Australia,” said Kennedy.
“This facility is critical to ensuring the sustained success of our athletes in an increasingly competitive international sporting environment. It will serve as a base for our High Performance programs and will also provide a focal point for pathway programs and host infrastructure and activities for the local Jindabyne community.
“Importantly the DA includes future plans for a smaller development airbag, dry slope rail park and a ski/snowboard cross start section which will ultimately provide a fun and safe environment for local athletes to come and experience the thrill of snowsports year round.”
Stage 1 of the National Snowsports Training Centre is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
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