Plan to boost Campbelltown Sports Stadium's potential

Lofty plans: A Crusty Demons rider completes a trick at Campbelltown Sports Stadium during an event held earlier this year. Picture: Ian Cairney
Lofty plans: A Crusty Demons rider completes a trick at Campbelltown Sports Stadium during an event held earlier this year. Picture: Ian Cairney

What would you like to see at Campelltown Sports Stadium?

Music events? Action shows? Other arena spectaculars?

All this and more could be on the way all through the year after Campbelltown Council lodged plans to expand the permitted uses of the Leumeah venue.

The council's director of city lifestyles, Jenny Franke, said the aim was to make the most of the potential the Leumeah area offers.

"Leumeah has been identified within the NSW Government's Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor plan as a sports and entertainment hub for the region," she said.

"Leveraging off recent successful festivals and events like the Super X Australasian Championships, Christmas carols, Crusty Demons and major sport events, the current development application will streamline the approval process and help to attract more large-scale events."

One of the most exciting events locals can look forward to seeing at the stadium in the near future is the inaugural Out of Bounds music festival. The all-ages (15+) event will be headlined by Menangle band The Rubens and popular Aussie rap star Illy in January.

The council's new plans seek to use the stadium for "temporary, non-sporting events up to 46 days in a calendar year".

The consent authority for the development application was the Campbelltown Local Planning Panel.

Using the stadium as a drawcard for big events has been a popular topic for Campbelltown councillors in recent years.

Councillor Paul Lake told the Advertiser in 2016 he wanted to see events like outdoor concerts, open-air basketball or beach volleyball at the stadium.

"We're a fast-growing region, why should our residents have to travel to the city, Homebush, Parramatta or Moore Park for their entertainment," he asked at the time.

A few months later mayor George Brticevic said he would love to see the likes of Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes or James Reyne performing at the stadium.