Queensland Minister for Planning Cameron Dick
Construction Begins On $6.5 Million Carseldine Sporting Precinct
Victor P Taffa
Contracts have been awarded and work will soon begin on a new $6.5 Million sport and recreation precinct at the Carseldine Urban Village.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the facilities will include:
- 3 soccer fields,
- 2 tennis courts,
- Half basketball court,
- Cricket pitch and new practice cages,
- Exercise equipment,
- Children’s playgrounds.
“BMD Constructions has successfully landed their bid for this great community project, and construction is expected to get underway within weeks, with the new sporting facilities to open for the community to enjoy before June 2019.” Minister Dick said.
“Sport and recreation precinct will be the first part of Carseldine Urban Village to be delivered and it is anticipated that construction of the new precinct will support around 20 jobs.”
Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said feedback from online surveys and information sessions helped to determine the right mix of community infrastructure.
“I’m looking forward to these great new facilities getting up and running which the local community can freely use. They will be a great improvement over what’s currently there.” Mr. Mellish said.
“I’m also very pleased that the addition of 120 car parks to the site will also provide some relief to parking at Carseldine Station during week days.”
“Sporting and community groups will be able to start using the new facilities before the old facilities are redeveloped, providing undisrupted access to open space.” Mr. Mellish said.
“Precinct will accommodate a variety of recreational uses and will promote an active lifestyle in the community.”
“As part of the upgrade we have also gone out to local sporting groups to discuss association model options for managing the new facilities.” Mr. Mellish said.
Minister Dick said the new precinct will also include:
- LED flood lights,
- New toilet and change room amenities,
- Shaded seating,
- Over 120 new carparks.
Smart technology will also be a significant inclusion in the innovative facilities.
“Technologies including eSwitch which will provide clubs and users with the ability to turn on and off sports lights from their mobile phone through to smart rubbish bins that have solar powered compaction, holding up to 8 times more waste than traditional bins.” Minister Dick said.
“We envisage the 4-ha precinct becoming an integral part of the Carseldine’s community fabric, providing recreation and social opportunities across a range of ages and sports.”
Carseldine Urban Village Artists Impression