Polytan is privileged to have had the opportunity to upgrade the aged, dilapidated Newcastle Athletics track in the heart of the northern NSW city.
For many years the Athletic Centre Management Committee chased the required funding for the works and considered how the resulting track could offer something special to the community.
The key consideration was maintaining the track as the home training base for three-time gold medal Paralympics champion Kurt Fearnley and training partner, Paralympics athlete Christie Dawes, under the supervision of National Coach Andrew Dawes.
What a pleasure for our project team to attend the formal opening and naming of the upgraded venue in the heart of the National Park sports precinct.
The Newcastle Athletics Track becomes the only athletics venue with dedicated wheelchair facilities in the southern hemisphere and is believed to be only the second one of its kind in the world alongside Nottwil in Switzerland – wow!
Following the completion of the track, Polytan are proud to partner with the Newcastle Athletics Field management Inc in a Gold Level Sponsorship arrangement that will provide funding over the next two years for additional infrastructure and equipment to support the development of the facility and use by the local community.