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 Former 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

Brisbane Broncos get ultimate edge thanks to new training HQ

Media Release

JM028/2018

23 February 2018

Joint release with:

Trevor Evans

Federal Member for Brisbane

Paul White

Chief Executive Officer for Brisbane Broncos Ltd

  • State-of-the-art upgrade for Bronco's training, admin and community facilities
  • Facility has 24-hour publicly accessible areas including a bikeway and fitness park
  • Turnbull Coalition Government invests $6.75 million in the project

The Brisbane Broncos should be primed for kick-off at the coming rugby league season thanks to a major upgrade of fitness and recovery facilities at club headquarters in Red Hill, Brisbane.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the new Fulcher Road facilities were truly state-of-art.

“After watching the Broncos' outstanding win against the Titans in their NRL trial in my home town of Toowoomba, I'm sure the new the gym and recovery facilities will see players like Boyd and Milford fighting fit and edging out the competition this season,” Dr McVeigh said.

“The Broncos have a strong history here and it's great to see them giving back to locals with community facilities being constructed to encourage the locals to participate in sport and outdoor activities, and promote education programs.

“This project, strongly supported by the Coalition Government is also contributing to economic growth, creating 80 full-time positions during construction, and more than 100 on-going jobs.”

Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said the project would benefit the club as much as the community.

“The newly upgraded amenities, training field, physiotherapy and rehabilitation facilities, and fully equipped gym will help to ensure our players can perform at their best for many seasons to come,” Mr Evans said.

“During the Federal Election I fought for this project to include works that would directly benefit the wider community as well. This includes the rehabilitation of Ithaca Creek and improving the surrounding parklands and streetscapes.”

Brisbane Broncos Chief Executive Officer Paul White said right from the outset the Australian Government realised the importance of the project to the local community.

“We'd like to thank the Australian Government for the generous support they have provided in backing a project that provides the club's players, members and visitors with the high-standard facilities and surroundings they expect of one of the league's leading clubs,” Mr White said.

This project was jointly funded between the Australian Government ($6,749,785) and the Brisbane Broncos Ltd ($20,450,215).