Mountainwatch | Press Release
Jindabyne, August 7: Snow Australia welcomed the announcement today by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro that the NSW Government has lodged the Development Application (DA) for the first stage of the National Snowsports Training Centre (NSTC) in Jindabyne.
Stage 1 of the $5 million project involves the construction of a world class airbag training facility and upgrades to Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre.
NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, said the National Snowsports Training Centre would cement Jindabyne’s position as Australia’s home for winter sport.
“This facility will make Jindabyne the envy of the winter sports world,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Winter sports athletes from across the globe will come to Jindabyne to train at this world-class airbag training facility which will be operational year-round.
“This will have benefits from a sporting and economic perspective for the region through jobs, investment and tourism,” he said.
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 the broader winter sport community.
“Importantly the DA includes future plans for a smaller development airbag which will ultimately provide a fun and safe environment for local children to come and experience the thrill of snowsports year round,” he said.
Stage 1 of the National Snowsports Training Centre is scheduled for completion in early 2021.