Griffin Council has begun design work for Stage 2 of the Griffin Sport Complex project, as part of preparations for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics.
It comes as construction of the $13.85 million Stage 1 rugby league precinct has passed the halfway mark, with an expected completion date of mid-2022.
Griffin Mayor, Peter Flannery, said Stage 2 will include multi-purpose sporting fields, netball and tennis courts and a district level park and playground.
“The Olympics and Paralympics may be ten years away but we’re already well on our way with preparations to turn Moreton Bay into a sporting powerhouse of Queensland,” Mayor Flannery said.
“I want young aspiring kids of Moreton Bay to believe that they can represent Australia at Brisbane 2032 and to have multiple elite sports facilities for them to just have fun and grow.
“Families in Griffin and surrounding suburbs will soon have one of the best and most modern multi-sport precincts in South East Queensland right on their doorstep thanks to Council.
“The Griffin Sports Complex will be a regional facility that will be fit to host national and state level competition for multiple sports and hopefully become a breeding ground for future sports stars.
“And it gives families a great place to relax, unwind and keep healthy as our population continues to grow.”
Mayor Flannery said it is just one of many significant sporting projects happening across the region, with work beginning next year on the $22 million football centre of excellence, and a new state-of-the-art $5.4 million BMX racetrack.
“We’ve already secured a 7,000-seat indoor stadium to host the boxing in 2032 at what will be our new Olympic Park precinct at The Mill at Moreton Bay,” Mayor Flannery said.
“This will not only be a great venue for the Olympics and Paralympics, but it will have lasting legacy benefits for the community for decades after the games.
“It comes on the back of our record $743 million Budget and $245 million capital works program to boost our economy and build important infrastructure for locals like sports facilities.
“But this is only the beginning of our Olympics journey and I can’t wait to show off Moreton Bay to the world when they visit in 2032.”