Residents in Brisbane’s west will soon benefit from a new lifestyle and leisure precinct, with Brisbane City Council today completing works on a nine-hectare sports park in Moggill.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Moggill District Sports Park was part of a $40 million citywide sporting package, with Council investing $15 million to deliver a new precinct where local families could come together and play cricket, football, netball or tennis.
“With more than 1,000 clubs and 220,000 players across the city, sport is a crucial part of what makes Brisbane a great place to live, work and relax,” Cr Quirk said.
“The new Moggill Sports Park is located 20 kilometres from the CBD and will soon provide more opportunities for residents in Brisbane’s western suburbs to stay active and healthy, with two new ovals and four hard courts, as well as a playground, barbecue facilities, 180 car spaces, spectator shelters and a canteen.
“Works also included widening Moggill Road to provide new turning lanes into the park and ensure residents are able to safely access the new precinct.”
Local Councillor Kate Richards said the new Moggill District Sports Park would become an iconic destination for weekend sport for both local families and residents across the city.
“Many parents spend their weekends watching their children play sport and the Moggill District Sports Park will be a fantastic precinct where the kids will be able to jump on the playground after their game while their parents relax and enjoy a barbecue,” Cr Richards said.
“For many years now, there has been a need for more sporting facilities with no nearby clubs having facilities for AFL or netball and this was reflected in consultation Council undertook with the community in 2015.
“By 2031, there will be more than 1,000 people who live within five-kilometres of the Moggill District Sports Park and will benefit from the new netball, football, tennis, and cricket facilities and I look forward to seeing local families enjoying the new sports precinct for many years to come.”
Cr Quirk said Moggill District Sports Park would add to the city’s growing list of sporting facilities, including a new netball precinct at Wakerley, synthetic fields at Chermside and Mitchelton, a golf course at Cannon Hill as well as two new sports parks at Rocklea and Windsor.
“More greenspace means a healthier city, with new sports fields creating more lifestyle and leisure opportunities for Brisbane residents,” he said.
The Moggill District Sports Park will remain under maintenance for the next 12 weeks to allow the turf to establish before the park is officially opened.
The Moggill District Sports Park project was also supported by AFL Queensland and the Moggill Mustangs Junior AFL Club, as well as the Queensland Government through a $1.5 million investment.