Plans for $10 million sports precinct to be unveiled soon
A DRAFT plan of the Fraser Coast Sports Precinct will soon be unveiled to sporting groups.
The proposal, for a 100ha site near Hervey Bay airport, is to provide facilities including four soccer fields, four rugby union pitches, 18 netball courts, a BMX track, areas for water sports, a hiking track and more.
Preliminary plans for the $10 million project were released last year to a selection of groups so they could provide feedback.
Councillor for sport, recreation open spaces and events Darren Everard said feedback had been taken into consideration and it was now almost time for those groups to see a draft master plan.
"These are the groups that participated in the original targeted workshops when the preliminary plans were released last year and will be directly involved with the precinct," Cr Everard said.
"They were asked for their ideas and suggestions on what should be included. In addition to sporting fields, ideas included walk-cycle paths linking the precinct to nearby residential areas, car and bus parking, a network of walk-cycle paths with secure bike parking facilities."
Cr Everard said vegetated land near the site might now be used for walking, cross country running, orienteering competitions and possibly cross country mountain bike trails.
He said the draft plan would also include a final cost of the proposal.
Sports precinct plans
The proposal includes:
- 4 rugby pitches, 4 soccer fields and 18 netball courts
- BMX track
- Walk-cycle paths
- Link to nearby residential areas