The Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) opened in September 2008 in Tamworth, North Western NSW, Australia.
In the late 1980s, a small number of individuals saw the opportunity for growth in the equine and livestock industries and began agitating for improved facilities in Tamworth. This eventually grew to the formation of a working group in 2000, where 38 potential user groups were represented to begin planning what has now become known as AELEC in Tamworth. The AELEC covers some 70Ha with a purpose-built entertainment centre with stable shelter along with a cross country area.
The Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence (NISCE) covers some 24Ha which includes Tamworth’s Sports Dome, new Velodrome and Athletics Track along with the Hockey Centre. There is also another planned oval to be built at a future date. The addition of street trees would create windbreaks and screening for these facilities due to the prevailing winds.