The Central Highlands Regional Council has received $830 000 in funding from the Queensland Government’s Get Playing Plus program for a new multipurpose sport and recreation centre in Springsure.
The program is part of the state government’s Get in the Game initiative, designed to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level.
The project will involve the construction of a multipurpose, multi-club centre at the Springsure Showgrounds, including two change rooms, a referee room, storage areas, a canteen and kitchen, a commentary box, solar battery storage and a multipurpose function room with vinyl flooring.
‘We are committed to building and maintaining quality and sustainable infrastructure that aligns with the aspirations of the Central Highlands community, and proud to support this project,’ Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said.
‘This centre will provide a safe, modern, weather protected, disability accessible facility for players, volunteers and spectators of a multitude of sports and recreation activities. It will encourage more residents to get active and live a healthy lifestyle, support existing clubs, attract new ones and bring bigger regional and state events to our neck of the woods.’
The project was identified as a priority in council’s Open Space and Recreation Plan, as well as the Springsure Showgrounds Masterplan.
‘Council has worked closely with the community to develop an exciting plan for the new centre and we look forward to seeing that plan come to life,’ the mayor said.
‘This project has been achieved through tireless hard work by the Springsure Showgrounds Working Committee and the support of the Springsure Community Reference Group. Everyone involved should be commended for their efforts.’
Council will contribute $656 771 to the capital project, which is due to commence in September this year and be completed by April 2017.