Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Bundaberg flexes its muscles with new Multiplex Sports Complex

Media Release

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24 January 2018

Joint release with:

Keith Pitt

Federal Member for Hinkler

Jack Dempsey

Mayor of Bundaberg Regional Council

  • Stage 2 of the Bundaberg Multiplex Sports Complex is now complete
  • Complex will provide tip class recreational and community facilities
  • The Australian Government invested $5 million in the project

Bundaberg residents have celebrated the opening of the new Multiplex Sports Complex, providing patrons and residents with quality recreational and communal facilities at the new centre.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the new complex includes a sports and civic hall capable of hosting 2,000 people.

“This sports complex will provide a community venue capable of addressing the needs of Bundaberg, including hosting major sporting matches, community events and conferences,” Dr McVeigh said.

“Stage 2 of the project created 117 jobs during construction, and will provide another 29 ongoing positions.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt, who attended the official opening today, said the project also included the construction of two community function rooms, a commercial kitchen and café, as well as dressing rooms and a lobby.

“The Multiplex now has the facilities necessary to attract business conferences, community events and major sporting competitions to the region,” Mr Pitt said.

“Hosting large-scale events in the region will give an economic boost and means more tourists, as well as increased demand for accommodation and increased spending in local restaurants and shops.”

Mayor of Bundaberg Regional Council Jack Dempsey said Stage 2 will help the venue attract major events to the Bundaberg region.

“This will complement the Stage 1 upgrade and transform this facility into the Wide Bay regions premier venue for sporting, community and business events,” Cr Dempsey said.

Stage 2 of the project was jointly funded by the Australian Government contributing $5 million, the Queensland Government $5 million and the Bundaberg Regional Council $2.26 million.