Sport Manawatū is committed to building a community Sports House facility that supports the goal of getting everyone active in our region.

The development of Sports House is part of realising Sport Manawatū’s vision to get everyone active by creating a fit-for-purpose regional sports hub. Once built, Sports House will bring together sports and active recreation organisations and help them become more effective through shared services and a better collaborative working environment.

The potential to be based at CET Arena was fully investigated in-conjunction with PNCC. However, it was decided not to pursue this option further given timing issues.

The goal is to make Sports House a reality as soon as possible to unlock the value of Sport Manawatū to its partners and our region. A confirmed direction for Sports House is expected heading into 2020, and the goal is to have Sports House construction underway by the start of 2021.

Sport Manawatū have appointed design and build partners – Humphries Construction and PAK Design. WSP Opus have also been assisting with planning considerations. This team will ensure that Sport Manawatū is well positioned to progress the build once a location is finalised.

Sports House will be a place of activation, and the centre of planning and operations for the various national and regional school sporting events that take place in the region. It will connect the sports trusts and volunteer workforce, becoming the place where the capacity and capability for the region’s sports codes can be built.

FAQ

A confirmed direction for Sports House is expected heading into 2020, and the goal is to have Sports House construction underway by the start of 2021.

Sports House will provide a fit for purpose regional sports hub; it will bring sports organisations together and help them to become more effective through shared services and a better collaborative working environment.

Sport Manawatū have appointed design and build partners – Humphries Construction and PAK Design. WSP Opus have also been assisting with planning considerations. This team will ensure that Sport Manawatū is well positioned to progress the build once a location is finalised.