Glorious new facility for hinterland community
Published 18 November 2022
Mount Glorious residents are enjoying the recently completed $2.4 million community hall that has replaced the iconic and once outdated Camp Constable thanks to Council.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the historic meeting point had become dilapidated since its construction in 1968 and had become in need of a major upgrade.
“This is a truly glorious outcome for the communities around Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo to come together for events, meetings and just a great place to socialise,” he said.
“Camp Constable holds historic value for the community but unfortunately the building didn’t stand the test of time and the locals needed something that was going to be truly special.
“Judging by the amazing turnout to the opening on Saturday (Nov 5),this will be a building that will be well used and well-loved for many years to come.
“The state-of-the-art community hall features amenities, kitchen, community spaces, a swish new veranda as well as car parking and a new playground for the kids to enjoy.
“Council is working to make sure every corner of our beautiful Moreton Bay region has adequate community facilities and recreational spaces to lead a happy, healthy lifestyle.”
Councillor Darren Grimwade (Division 11) said he couldn’t be happier to see the new Camp Constable building completed.
“Community halls like this are the fabric of the community and the Mount Glorious community is one of the most tightly knit communities in Moreton Bay,” he said.
“This was a really important project for the locals and because of that we made sure that they were able to have their input on what the end result was, to cater for their needs.
“One of the things I’m most pleased about was that the community drove the idea of having a ‘village green’ space to hold market stalls and outdoor activities that will bring the community to life.
“We even have a brand-new playground for the kids, which is being custom built and designed around the original trees.
“It’s my driving motivation to ensure the Moreton Bay hinterland suburbs like Mount Glorious and Mount Nebo get their fair share and that we’re investing in the local character and identity of these unique communities as the population grows.”