Rocky Stadium funding committed

The Liberal and Nationals Government are today committing up to $23 million towards the development of the Rocky Stadium.

The Rocky Stadium aims to create a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting major events, as well as being a local community and sporting hub, which will provide a boost to the Central Queensland region.

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said a new sporting venue is a gamechanger for Central Queensland and delivers on her commitment to local sport and entertainment.

“Every great city needs a great stadium. We are already a great city but what we need is a great stadium,” Ms Landry said.

“With a stadium of this size, we will have more capacity to be the home of more local sporting clubs, host international acts and have bigger sporting matches right here in Rockhampton along with the vast economic benefits that come with them.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the project would stimulate Rockhampton’s economy and help build the capacity of this key regional city.

“The investment in the Rocky Stadium project builds on the Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to better sporting infrastructure in Queensland, including a $100 million commitment to the North Queensland Stadium,” Mr McCormack said.

“This is yet another example of our Government continuing to roll out our record $100 billion infrastructure pipeline and invest in supporting jobs and communities at a time when it’s most needed.”

The funding will be contingent on all relevant council and state approvals and processes being undertaken as well as meeting all federal funding requirements and obligations.

The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to delivering high quality infrastructure for Queensland through projects such as this, which seek to unlock significant economic activity for Central Queensland and create jobs for locals.

Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860
Ms Landry – Tom Birkbeck 0418 908 159