MIL-OSI Australia: Fraser Coast kicking goals at new sports and rec precinct

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Source: Government of Queensland

The first stage of the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct, a project partly funded with a $1.96 million contribution from the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland program, is now open to the public.Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today officially opened the $11.8 million first stage, which includes eight netball courts, four multi-purpose football fields and two new clubhouses. “This Sports and Recreation Precinct is a great place for families and competitors in the Fraser Coast to come together,” he said. “The Palaszczuk Government is proud to be kicking in almost $2 million from the hugely successful Works for Queensland Program towards the precinct. “The precinct is a great place for the young people of Wide Bay participate in sport and get involved with a local team.“I congratulate the Fraser Coast Regional Council on these great new facilities, which are great news for families in the region.”Mr Hinchliffe said there was more than $20.6 million on offer for local infrastructure initiatives in the Wide Bay under the next round of the $600 million Works for Queensland program.“Works for Queensland had a outstanding track record of delivering new infrastructure in Wide Bay,” he said.“New projects being funded include a playground upgrade at Cherbourg’s Indigenous Knowledge Centre, refurbishment of the Kingaroy Aerodrome and improvements to local roads and bridges.“Works for Queensland is also a great news for the local economy, and to date the program has created or supported 3,846 jobs in the region.” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct was a winning project for the region.“We are delighted to open the first stage of our master planned sports and recreation precinct, which is an investment for now and an investment for the future,” Cr Seymour said. “With this new precinct, Fraser Coast residents will have access to new, high-quality sporting fields and better recreational facilities to help them stay active, be healthy and have fun. “Locals will be able to play the sport they love and it will help us attract more major sport and entertainment events to the region, bringing in more visitors to benefit our local businesses.” Future stages of development at the 60-hectare site could potentially host athletics, rugby league, rugby union and AFL, and include the creation of an indoor sports complex. For more information visit: www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/works-for-queensland
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