1 April 2005
Multi sports complex officially open for business
Maroochy Mayor Joe Natoli and the Deputy Premier and Minister for Sport, Mr Terry Mackenroth, will together officially open the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex this Sunday.
Cr Natoli said the opening of this complex provides a top quality sporting and recreational venue that will be home to both AFL and netball on the Sunshine Coast.
"The $3.8 million complex is a great step forward for sport in the Maroochy Shire and for the wider Sunshine Coast region," Cr Natoli said.
"This complex has been a long time coming and we now have a truly first class sporting complex that caters for sport in the region.
"The complex has already played host to one of the country's most famous AFL Club's, Collingwood, for their mid-season break who, along with the Brisbane Lions, have rated this complex highly.
"This complex will continue to attract quality AFL teams back to Maroochy."
The Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex includes two AFL fields, 26 netball courts, a clubhouse and change rooms, canteen and office space, car parks and storage rooms.
Stages 2 and 3 of the development will cater include soccer fields, a main AFL oval and a multi-purpose community facility.
Cr Natoli acknowledged the contribution of the State Government who have supported the project with a grant of $900,000.
"This is a very important project for the Maroochy community and we are pleased that the State Government, through the Department of Sport and Recreation, has recognised the need to support sporting facilities in regional areas," Cr Natoli said.
"Maroochy promotes a healthy environment and lifestyle and it is the commitment of Council, the State Government and the community to this project that will help ensure this lifestyle is maintained."
The official opening of the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex will be held this Sunday, April 3, at 12.30pm. The complex is located on Fishermans Road.
Maroochy Shire Council
Ground Floor, Eddie De Vere Building, Cnr Currie and Bury Streets, Nambour
Phone: 07 5475 8501 Fax: 07 5475 7575
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