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Sports and community hub to be built at Yarrabilba

Published: 1 July 2016

Sports and community hub to be built at Yarrabilba
An artist's impression of the $1.5 million sports and community hub to be built at the Shaw Street Oval

Yarrabilba’s Shaw Street Oval will soon be improved with a new sports and community hub building thanks to a project funding arrangement between Logan City Council, Lend Lease and the Queensland Government.

Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Councillor Steve Swenson said the construction of a multi-purpose building, which will include change rooms, toilets, storage areas, canteen, multipurpose area and offices, had been fast-tracked with the announcement of a state government grant.

“Both council and Lend Lease had agreed to fund a share of the building costs, but with our combined $1 million we were still short of funding a facility that would meet all of the needs of sports and community organisations using the site,” he said.

“We committed funding and decided to apply for a Queensland Government Get Playing Plus Grant, as one of three submissions made by council.

“We were fortunate that all three applications submitted by council were successful – Stage 1 of the Beenleigh Pool redevelopment, the improvements to the Waller Road BMX facility at Browns plains and this development all received funding in this round.”

“The three state government funding grants added a total of $2.3 million towards council funded projects valued at $6.954 million.

Division 4 Councillor, Laurie Koranski said Yarrabilba was a young and rapidly growing community that urgently needed good quality sporting and community facilities.

“Both council and developer – Lend Lease – recognised that the community infrastructure was needed sooner rather than later as this is one of the fastest growing areas in south east Queensland,” Cr Koranski said.

“With a high proportion of families with school-aged children moving into the Yarrabilba and the growing popularity of the Shaw Street Sports Oval as a venue, this will rapidly become a very well used facility by the entire community.”

Lendlease’s General Manager for Communities in Queensland, Guy Gibson said a new multi-purpose sport and community hub was great news for Yarrabilba and the surrounding community.

“We understand the need to deliver high quality community spaces focusing on lifestyle and community benefits to generate a positive sense of health and wellbeing.

“Yarrabilba is a great example of Lendlease’s commitment to catering for the needs of the community with convenient amenity right on their doorstep,” he said