Griffin goes for gold with new major Sports Complex
Published 21 January 2022
Moreton Bay is tracking to become the community sporting capital of South East Queensland by the time the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics arrive after Council begun preparations for Stage 2 of the mega Griffin Sports Complex project.
It comes as construction of the $13.85 million Stage 1 rugby league precinct has passed the halfway mark and will be complete by mid-2022, weather permitting.
Mayor Peter Flannery said design work will now begin for Stage 2 which will include multi-purpose sporting fields, netball and tennis courts and a district level park and playground.
“The Olympics and Paralympics may be 10 years away but we’re already well on our way with preparations to turn Moreton Bay into a sporting powerhouse of Queensland,” he said.
“I want young aspiring kids of Moreton Bay to believe that they can represent Australia at Brisbane 2032 and to have multiple elite sports facilities for them to just have fun and grow.
“Families in Griffin and surrounding suburbs will soon have one of the best and most modern multi-sport precincts in South East Queensland right on their doorstep thanks to Council.
“The Griffin Sports Complex will be a regional facility that will be fit to host national and state level competition for multiple sports and hopefully become a breeding ground for future sports stars.
“And it gives families a great place to relax, unwind and keep healthy as our population continues to grow.
“This is just one of many significant sporting projects happening right across the region, with work beginning next year on the $22 million football centre of excellence, and a new state-of-the-art $5.4 million BMX racetrack – and much more!
“We’ve already secured a 7,000-seat indoor stadium to host the boxing in 2032 at what will be our new Olympic Park precinct at The Mill at Moreton Bay.
“This will not only be a great venue for the Olympics and Paralympics, but it will have lasting legacy benefits for the community for decades after the games.
“It comes on the back of our record $743 million Budget and $245 million capital works program to boost our economy and build important infrastructure for locals like sports facilities.
“But this is only the beginning of our Olympics journey and I can’t wait to show off Moreton Bay to world when they visit in 2032.”