Locals are being urged to have a say on the services and activities they would like to see at Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium as the venue is prepared for redevelopment.
Management of the facility will change from YMCA NSW to Police and Community Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC NSW) from July next year, and both organisations are working with Hawkesbury City Council to "ensure the community is prioritised throughout the planning and transition process", according to a PCYC statement.
The facility is being developed using contributions from the State Government, council and PCYC to deliver "a modern, fit-for-purpose community sport and recreation facility, made for and informed by the Hawkesbury community", the statement said.
As part of the process, the community is being invited to submit their ideas via an online survey.
"Our focus will be to provide a place of activity and belonging for local young people and the entire community, and we would like Hawkesbury locals to help shape what this will look like," PCYC chief executive Dominic Teakle stated.
"At PCYC NSW, we do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to our facilities and services. We pride ourselves on serving the communities in which we work by tailoring our programs and clubs to their unique needs.
"This is why community consultation is a priority for the Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium redevelopment project and we will be conducting this from the start."
Locals are encouraged to have their say through the PCYC NSW Operational Community Consultation Survey.
Feedback provided will help shape initial plans for the redevelopment, informing the services and activities which will be delivered in the new facility.
The survey marks the beginning of the consultation process for the project, with community forums, further surveys and other consultation activities planned as the project progresses.
YMCA NSW chief executive Susannah Le Bron said the organisation was committed to working with PCYC NSW and council on a seamless transition with minimal disruption to the community.
"It is exciting that the Hawkesbury community will benefit from an upgraded facility. We look forward to collaborating with PCYC NSW on the redevelopment and maintaining our presence in the region," she said.
The stadium was an important community asset for council, Mayor Barry Calvert said.
"We are working with key stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes to ensure all voices are heard during the redevelopment of the site," Cr Calvert stated.
To provide feedback, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCYCHawkesbury