Wiigulga Sports Complex

The Wiigulga Sports Complex, located on the north-western end of the township of Woolgoolga in NSW is an inclusive, vibrant, and healthy community space for locals and visitors to gather, compete, practice, learn, perform and celebrate.

The $28.8 million multipurpose sports facility brings to life a dynamic precinct through the design which mirrors the multicultural mix of the North Coast Region as well as the local Indigenous heritage.

The complex comprises of the West Woolgoolga Playing Fields which caters to AFL and cricket (seasonal users), with a tournament overlay for rugby, touch football and multi-use fields. Also included will be the Multi-Purpose Centre, consisting of two indoor courts (basketball and netball), stage, kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, café and amenities.

Northrop was approached by Lahey Constructions during the Tender period to identify value engineering opportunities. Our structural team identified alternate framing schemes and efficiencies in design that would contribute to a significant reduction in material tonnage, in particular the structural steel. As reported by Lahey Constructions, it was estimated that the overall steel tonnage reduction was in the order of 90 tonne, approximately 35% reduced from the Tender design.

Throughout the project, Northrop worked closely with our client to deliver an outstanding outcome. Our team's ability to integrate seamlessly into the project, provide innovative solutions and work collaboratively with all parties involved in the project ensured that the Wiigulga Sports Complex was delivered to the highest standards.

Completed in December 2022, Wiigulga Sports Complex has had significant media coverage including NBN News and local online reports.

For further information or expert advice, contact Gareth Evans – Associate | Structural Engineer on 0434 513 392 or GEvans@northrop.com.au.

Photos supplied by Lindsay Moller Productions.

Client Name
Lahey Constructions
Construction Value
$28 million

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