An artist’s impression of the $535,728 international standard netball and tennis courts at the Cooee Bay Sports Complex.
An artist’s impression of the $535,728 international standard netball and tennis courts at the Cooee Bay Sports Complex. Supplied

Cooee Bay Complex set for 2010

THIS is the changing face of sport on the Capricorn Coast.

Yesterday as construction work started on the $535,000 Cooee Bay Sports Complex at Yeppoon, the release of this artist’s impression of what the finished product will look like is sure to have tennis and netball lovers licking their lips.

By June 1, 2010 Cooee Bay will have five new tennis and netball courts which will meet international standards and be the first in Central Queensland to have a rebound cushion surface.

A “turning of the sod” yesterday at the Cooee Bay Sports Complex by Minister for Child Safety and Sport Phil Reeves marked the beginning of construction of the new courts.

Minster Reeves said the courts were one of only 44 regional sporting projects funded by the Queensland Government and the $255,178 support was “money well spent”.

The project has funding of $260,000 from Rockhampton Regional Council, $15,050 from the Cooee Bay Progress and Sports Association and the Yeppoon Lions Club donated $5,500.

President of the Cooee Bay Progress and Sports Association Brian Dorey yesterday said the development at the Cooee Bay Sports Complex is the initiation of a 20 year council “master plan” for sports in the Yeppoon area.

The plan has come from a State Government survey for sporting needs for the Capricorn Coast.

Mr Dorey said the future vision for the Matthew Flinders Drive complex was to expand court sports with the idea of transforming the touch football fields into sand beach volleyball courts.

The Cooee Bay Sports Complex provides playing facilities for about 330 netball players, 650 touch football players, 70 tennis players, 15 table tennis players with yoga, martial arts, belly dancing and general hall hire.

There are also plans for a new clubhouse to be built on the site, for the court sports.

It will provide new toilets, a meeting area and kitchen, at a cost of $15,000, which will be subsidised through fundraising and Queensland Gambling Community Benefit funding.



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