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CQUni doesn’t want stadium or convention centre on site

CQNRL Bid chief Geoff Murphy says uni doesn't want stadium and convention centre built on its site.
CQNRL Bid chief Geoff Murphy says uni doesn't want stadium and convention centre built on its site. Chris Ison

KEPPEL MP Bruce Young's push for the proposed stadium and convention centre to be built at CQUniversity doesn't make the grade according to CQ NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy.

Mr Murphy told councillors at a deputation earlier this week that the university had told him the $150million facility was not wanted at the university.

"The university have said point blank they do not want it on their site," Mr Murphy said.

The Bully approached CQUniversity but it would not be drawn into the discussion about where the proposed stadium and convention should be built.

A university spokesperson yesterday said they "did not wish to take an active role in debate about the stadium location".

Mr Murphy's comments came after Mr Young told The Morning Bulletin he believed the complex should be built at the northern end of CQUniversity.

Mr Young cited problems with traffic and parking if the complex is built at the proposed site - the sporting precinct along the Fitzroy River, across from the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

He said the newly merged TAFE and university would be able to utilise the facility on a daily basis.

But Shaun Gallagher from Populous, the consulting company that investigated the 10 proposed sites, which included CQUniversity, maintained they had chosen the right spot.

He told councillors at the deputation that the proposed site only three blocks from the CBD provided a great opportunity for surrounding businesses.

Constructing the complex at the CQUniversity site would move it from Rockhampton MP Bill Byrne's electorate to Mr Young's electorate.

But Mr Young said that was not his motivation for suggesting the university as a better site.

Topics:  cq nrl bid, cquniversity, geoff murphy, stadium and convention centre




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