Logan Metro concept moves closer to reality
Published: 14 April 2015
A new premier sports facility at Logan Metro is moving closer to reality, with the completion of a revised concept plan and decision on venue management options made at this week's (Tuesday 31 March) full Council meeting.
A high-level concept design, the new plan includes a NRL-standard playing field and associated change rooms, training facilities and offices, as well as four community-standard playing fields and associated amenities.
Sports and Community Services Committee Chair, Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2), said the concept would give Council a basis for more detailed design work.
"At the moment, what we have is an idea of what we think the site might look like," he said.
"Our internal management group will now go back and do very detailed planning work to ensure that what we think we want at the site can actually be delivered.
"I'm excited at the possibilities that we could develop at Logan Metro – it's an exciting time, and I'm looking forward to releasing the final detailed plan."
Cr Lutton said Council had also made a decision on a management model for the site, with maintaining the elite standard of the main field a priority.
"Council has decided to call for expressions of interest from the private sector as well as Logan's thriving community club sector for management, operation and maintenance of either the whole site or elements, such as the community fields," he said.
"This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of one of the few elite level facilities in the south-east, with potential to bring major sporting events to the city.
"I'd strongly encourage interested parties to keep an eye out for the expression of interest process."
The final concept plan will cater for one elite (or 'premier') level field and three community level fields, with eight change facilities, possibly across two clubhouse-style buildings.
Detailed design is now being undertaken, and a final plan will be released once completed, expected in the coming months.