Sport is winner with Underwood Park development

This is an image of three BMX riders at Underwood Park
Logan City BMX riders Alastair Perry, Travis Banner and Samuel Bielanowski were happy to be back riding.

The first stage of an $11.9 million multi-sport development at Underwood Park has been completed and was opened on Saturday (July 11).

New clubhouses and amenities for Logan City BMX Academy and Underwood Park Netball Association were part of the first stage handed over.

The first stage also includes netball change rooms, court and lighting upgrades, a cafe and public amenities.

Logan City Council Mayor Darren Power said the new facilities would be a game changer for all users as community sport resumes following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

“We’ve seen so much put on hold during these unprecedented times so it will be great to see these clubs make use of the new facilities,” Cr Power said.

City Lifestyle Committee Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the development represented an important investment in local sporting infrastructure.

“The building is modern and provides first-class facilities to multiple user-groups,” Cr Koranski said.

Division 1 Councillor Lisa Bradley said the development added to the already popular Underwood Park precinct.

“The two clubs that call Underwood Park home and catering for so many local families now have amazing new facilities,” Cr Bradley said.

Cr Bradley said just under $500,000 of divisional funding had been the catalyst for additional funding to help achieve a great outcome for the community.

“It will be an impressive sight when it is fully operational and the clubs, volunteer groups and the community can make the most of these wonderful facilities,” Cr Bradley said.

The second stage of the development was expected to be completed in mid-August and would include:

  • new football (soccer) clubhouse, change rooms and upgraded field lights
  • mountain biking storage space
  • a community hall
  • Meals on Wheels kitchen and office space.

“It will be an impressive sight when it is fully operational and the clubs, volunteer groups and the community can make the most of these wonderful facilities,” Cr Bradley said.

Minister for Sport and Springwood MP Mick de Brenni said athletes, volunteers and officials who have been benched during the COVID-19 pandemic are now returning to play.

“At Underwood Park, teams are getting back in action with purpose-built new facilities to make the playing experience even better,” he said.

Mr de Brenni said that Queenslanders have worked incredibly hard to stop the spread of COVID-19, which meant the Palaszczuk Government could deliver Queensland’s plan for our economic recovery.

Underwood Park is home to the Underwood Park Netball Association, Rochedale Rovers Football Club, Rochedale Tigers Rugby League, Rochedale South Cricket Club, Logan City BMX Academy, Rochedale Mixed Softball Club, Springwood Softball Club, Guides Queensland (Underwood), RATS mountain bike club, and it will soon be home to the Rochedale-Springwood Meals on Wheels.

The development is jointly funded by the Queensland Government ($10 million) and Logan City Council ($1.7 million), while Underwood Park Netball has provided a $200,000 contribution.

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