Multi-purpose building changes the landscape
THE IMPOSING shape of a new multi-purpose facility at the former showgrounds site is rapidly emerging.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was an exciting time for the Bundaberg region with a number of significant projects coming to fruition.
“Buildings like the multi-use facility are certainly changing the landscape across the region,” Cr Dempsey said.
“It is this type of investment, not only from council but the wider business community as well, that will drive positive economic change for the Bundaberg region.
“The multi-use facility now has all exterior walls in place, the car park area construction is under way and the majority of the roof sheeting has been installed, allowing for the internal fit-out to commence.
“Passers-by will have noticed the exterior walls going up and I can confirm that work is progressing just as steadily out of sight with the sports court area, gymnasium and function room well under way.
Tourism and Regional Growth portfolio spokesperson Cr Greg Barnes said construction had in progress since February.
“This project will inject millions of dollars into the local economy through the use of local contractors and suppliers,” Cr Barnes said.
“Not only will the multi-purpose facility cater to a variety of sporting and community uses, it will house the PCYC and act as an evacuation centre in times of emergency.
“Work on the facility is targeted to be complete by the end of the year, weather permitting.”
Residents can keep up-to-date with the progress of the project on the council website at www.bundaberg.qld.gov.au and find the New Multi-use Sports and Community Centre tab under Development and Major Projects.
This project has been made possible thanks to partner funding from the Queensland Government through the Building our Regions program.