UNUSED LAND: Brian Brosnan completing in the Motorkhana at Rosel Park in 2011.
UNUSED LAND: Brian Brosnan completing in the Motorkhana at Rosel Park in 2011. Sharyn O'Neill

Council narrows down potential sites for sports precinct

A SPORTING precinct development in back on the cards for the Rockhampton region.

Mayor Margaret Strelow bought up the topic in a mayoral minute at this week's council meeting.

She said she had recently taken part in a sporting precinct roundtable and many sporting groups had come to the council wanting to expand.

Potential sites include Rosel Park in Depot Hill, land at the CQUniversity grounds and land at Gracemere that has been set-aside for the high school. The facilities would become dual use if the school was built.

A masterplan is also being developed for a precinct at the Showgrounds and Victoria Park in Wandal.

"There is a need for us to narrow down and create two or three scenarios and test them,” Cr Strelow said at the meeting.

"These are the pieces we have to play with... It's a bit of a chess board we need to work with.

"Let us put down two three or four ways we can move forward.”

It was moved that a second roundtable with sporting associations and major event holders would be convened to release the results from the first consultation and to discuss the future of sport and major events in the Rockhampton region,



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