Caboolture Rugby Union and Caboolture Touch are set to score under a re elected Palaszczuk Labor Government with infrastructure funding announced today.
State Member for Morayfield, Mark Ryan, today announced that a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government would contribute $1 million towards the cost of a new clubhouse at the Petersen Road Sports Fields, home of Caboolture Rugby Union and Caboolture Touch.
“This is a terrific announcement for Caboolture Rugby and Caboolture Touch,” Mr Ryan said.
“The existing clubhouse facility here at Petersen Road is in need of replacement and both clubs have been advocating strongly for support from Government.
“Facilities like these are an essential part of strengthening communities and building them creates good local construction jobs, which is a key part of our Government’s Economic Recovery Plan.
“That’s why I am so pleased to announce today that a re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government will help get this project off the ground with a $1 million funding contribution.
“This is on top of contributions from the clubs and the Moreton Bay Regional Council and makes this an excellent example of what we can achieve for our local area when we work together.”
Mayor Peter Flannery said upgrading the Peterson Road Sports Complex was the next step in a broader regional plan to make Moreton Bay a leading sports destination in South East Queensland.
“Caboolture Sports Club is a key economic and social contributor in our region, employing more than 300 staff across 53 clubs,” he said.
“A brand new clubhouse is a massive investment in grassroots local sport, as well as giving Moreton Bay even more competition-level facilities to secure state and national sporting competitions that bring money into our local economy.
“Earlier this year Council signed off on a landmark agreement with the CSC Group worth at least $4.3 million over the next five years.
“The arrangement sees Council contributing $500,000 each year over the next five years ($2.5 million in total), with the CSC Group supporting that investment with a minimum $360,000 each year ($1.8 million in total).
“That’s because we believe there’s nothing this powerhouse club can’t do.”