New clubhouse opened at Fraser Coast sports precinct

FACILITIES at the Fraser Coast Sport and Recreation Precinct will be in high demand during the build up to the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour at the official opening of the new clubhouse at the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct in Nikenbah. PHOTO: FC Sports Media.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders made the comments at the official opening of the latest clubhouse at the Woods Road precinct in Nikenbah yesterday.

Mr Saunders said the facilities would act as training places for future starts as well as international teams in the build up to the Games.

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The new clubhouse is shared by the cycling club and Oztag Hervey Bay.

It is the third clubhouse built at the precinct, with both Hervey Bay Netball and Football Hervey Bay also having their own base.

The facility was 100 per cent funded by a $1.1-million grant from the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland funding program.

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“The Palaszczuk Government is working with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to deliver better facilities and create jobs,” Mr Saunders said. 

Hervey Bay member Adrian Tantari said the building program helped attract events and visitors to the region.

“It’s great to see our local teams using the precinct to train and play.

“It’s a real focal point for the Hervey Bay community and adds to the Bay’s status as a premium regional venue,” Mr Tantari said.

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Meanwhile, Mayor George Seymour said the continual development of the precinct gave residents access to high quality sporting facilities.

“It’s now two and a half years since the sports precinct opened and it’s been heartening to see how local netball, football, cycling and OzTag players are using the new facilities,” Cr Seymour said.

“With the help of State and Federal grants, Council is continuing to build the precinct. Council has received $1.7-million from the Australian Government for carpark, roadway and drainage upgrades at the precinct.

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“Basketball Hervey Bay has also taken a lease of land at the precinct to build their new stadium.”

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Council will also begin speaking to residents about the priorities and vision for stage two of the precinct in the coming months.

“Sport and recreation help build stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities,” Cr Seymour said.

“While sport keeps us physically active, it also keeps us socially connected. It is where lasting memories are made, and fond friendships formed.”

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