Jimboomba Park Master Plan
Published: 24 November 2015
A planned redevelopment of sporting facilities and ancillary works to improve Jimboomba Park will go ahead in 2016 following Logan City Council’s decision to invest $4.535 million in the park’s sporting infrastructure.
The allocation will enable:
* relocation of pony club, from its current location to an area at the southern end of the park to enable development of dressage and show jumping arenas;
* construction of new netball clubhouse; and
* construction of new change room facility and additional field for rugby league and touch football.
Chair of the Community Services and Sports Committee, Councillor Russell Lutton said last year Council applied for and received $1.5 million in funding under the Get Playing Plus program and allocated an additional $1.95 million for the project from the 2014/15 budget.
“At the Council Meeting held on 17 November a request for additional funding to enable the delivery of the three projects was considered and Council decided to accelerate development – in line with its longer term vision for the park – and allocated an additional $985,000 to the project from last year’s budget surplus,” he said.
“As a result work will also commence on a 64 new car parks, construction of full-size and junior rugby league fields; improving access to the pony club grounds; providing a larger covered area for the pony club clubhouse; 20 yards, two isolation yards and two wash bays for the pony club and upgraded electrical infrastructure to cater for future improvements.”
Division 11 Councillor, Trevina Schwarz said the decision by Council to allocate additional funds coupled with $100,000 from divisional discretionary funding would go a long way to transforming the park into the vision laid out in the master plan.
“I’m delighted that the work in Jimboomba Park can now proceed on a greater scale,” she said.
“The community has been anticipating upgrades at the park for a long time and now that the funding is secured, we will be able to start building modern high quality sporting facilities that can host major competitions and matches.
“Projects such as these are so important to the community and I am glad that Council has allocated the additional funding to allow this significant upgrade to happen soon.”
Work is anticipated to commence in May 2016 and the facilities are expected to open in early 2017.