Sun shines for start of construction at new Sporting Hub

Media Release

FN172/2017

11 October 2017

Joint release with:

Andrew Wallace

Federal Member for Fisher

  • Construction begins on the Sunshine Coast Community Sporting Hub
  • The hub will contain sports businesses and increase sports tourism
  • The Coalition Government is investing $5 million to the $22.5 million project

Sporting talent across the Sunshine Coast will soon be enjoying the very latest in high performance training support as construction of the new Community Sporting Hub begins.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the new hub will feature a high performance sports and medical centre, a sports and recreation club and on-site accommodation to complement the Sunshine Coast's existing sporting infrastructure and to support athletes.

“This project will encourage state, national and international teams to train and compete on the Sunshine Coast by providing state-of-the-art services while better supporting home-grown talent,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kind of communities that our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and providing first class sports facilities does just that.”

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace said the Sporting Hub will include a high performance gym, medical facilities, including a specialist knee doctor, and sports club.

“The Hub is also going to deliver additional benefits to local athletes by directing profits back into community sporting and community clubs—further building the local brand,” Mr Wallace said.

“This project is expected to create up to 67 direct and almost as many indirect jobs during the first stage of construction and is scheduled to be complete by 2020.”

The Federal Coalition Government is investing $5 million in the project, with Lot 805 Kawana Pty Ltd providing $13 million and Sunshine Coast Community & Sporting Club Limited providing the remaining $4.5 million.