News

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



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

He violently fled court, now he's been brought to justice

Ian Robert Eastell Dougan fled from police custody in the Rockhampton District Court in late September.

Details of sex offender's escape after six weeks at large

Investors flock to Rocky as Adani boom looms

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Real estate agents notice spike in interest

Halfway mark for Panorama Drive earthworks

JRT Civil Director Jason Thomasson, Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, Mayor Bill Ludwig and Department of State Development Regional Director Richard Austin turn the sod on Stage Two of Panorama Drive, which will link Adelaide Park Rd to Farnborough Rd.  Photo: Contributed

Brittany Lauga and Bill Ludwig inspected the site today

Local Partners

Rogue One keeps Star Wars excitement alive

Felicity Jones in a scene from the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

GEORGE Lucas spin-off to hold fans over until Episode VIII.

MOVIE REVIEW: Bad Santa 2

Billy Bob Thornton and Brett Kelly in a scene from Bad Santa 2.

NAUGHTY Santa sequel falls flat.

Coldplay bathes Brisbane fans in sea of colour

Chris Martin, lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Coldplay are in Australia for a five-show tour. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Frontman Chris Martin drapes himself in Australian flag

Sia, Keith Urban top Aussie Grammy nominations

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Beyonce dominates with nine nods for 2017 Grammy Awards

New gallery connects humanity and nature

One of Craig Parry's amazing images to be shown at the gallery.

Well known photographer to display one metre images

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

Home sweet home in Gracemere

BIG HAPPY FAMILY: Kylie Whatman and Richard Ward  share the wide deck space with their pets Nala, Pip  and Sadie.

Couple move states to find their new slice of paradise

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!