The gates of the Fraser Coast Sports and Recreation Precinct opened in February 2019. The Precinct is a multi-stage development over 60 hectares initially providing:
Eight (8) standard netball courts with acrylic non-slip court surfacing to Netball Australia specification, exceeding 200 lux lighting, and a club house facility;
Two (2) premium playing surfaces and two (2) standard playing surfaces, FIFA standard, field lighting of over 200 lux and club house facility; and,
Allocation of three (3) standard soccer fields providing six (6) standard Oztag fields.
The Business Plan for the Precinct was developed by AEC on behalf of Fraser Coast Regional Council, providing a ‘roadmap’ for the construction of all stages of the development, together with the timing of the transition of local clubs and associations to the Precinct over the next 10 years.
For the Business Plan, AEC evaluated the ongoing socio-economic benefits that the Precinct would bring to the local community and economy. These benefits will be generated by providing a high-quality facility that will attract regional, State and National sports competitions together with high profile ‘premier level’ sports events. It is anticipated that the Precinct will bring in more than 27,000 visitors per year to the area once it is completed.
The Precinct will also be capable of hosting music and cultural events.
The Business Plan was also key to securing millions of dollars in grants for the construction of the Precinct, with the latest grant announcement of a further $900,000 from the State Government’s Work for Queensland grant program being announced in June this year.
The success of the Precinct has already attracted the A-League club Brisbane Roar FC to attend the Fraser Coast in September this year to host a series of school clinics, community events and a trial game with a local representative side.
If you would like to learn more about how AEC can help you in undertaking feasibility studies and developing business plans for sports and recreation facilities please contact Martin Drydale at AEC on 0477 299 542.