For years the PCYC has been bursting at the seams under the weight of netball's burgeoning popularity, and now plans to expand the capacity of Anzac Park are being pieced together.
Orange City Council's sport and recreation committee met on Thursday to discuss the potential expansion, which would include three extra indoor courts - including one "show court" with 1200 raised seats.
Seven hundred of those seats will be permanent, while there will be capacity to add up to 500 temporary seats for big matches.
Orange will look to chase big basketball and netball games too, according to sport and recreation committee chair Jason Hamling.
The facility would also be able to be used for the multitude of other sports played at the PCYC, including basketball, indoor hockey and futsal, all of which have also had numbers increase in the past five years.
"It's the right time to begin looking at expanding it," Cr Hamling said.
"It's great news, expanding on what is a fantastic facility up there in the future, it's what we need."
No funding has been allocated for the plans, which are still long-term for council, but Cr Hamling said it was an important step towards beginning an expansion.
"The complex was built to try and make it as easy as possible to put an extension on it," he said.
"We'll be able to aim at getting a big basketball or netball game out here and Orange with our climate obviously has a need for more indoor venues.
"Obviosuly before COVID hit netball was absolutely packed on most Saturdays and in inclement weather they tried to get as many teams inside as possible but it was obviously a bit of a struggle at times."
A new entrance and extra parking have also been floated. No budget or time frame has been put on the potential project.
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