The Highfields Sport and Recreation Park last night was named Queensland’s Community Facility of the Year at a leading industry awards function in Toowoomba.
Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said Council was honoured to accept the state award that was presented at the Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Queensland Awards of Excellence dinner at The Annex.
The facility will be listed as a finalist at the PLA national awards at Perth in October.
Mayor Antonio said the win recognised the outstanding contribution of contractors, Council staff and input from Highfields sporting and community members across the two stages of planning and construction of the 39ha facility.
“Council’s vison was to design and construct a high quality, multi-sport facility that not only catered for one of the major growth areas in our region, but a centre that was capable of hosting regional, state and national sports competitions,” Mayor Antonio said.