Kinsellas’ new spectator seating set to be a crowd pleaser!
Published 05 May 2023
Moreton Bay’s future sport stars will soon have more to cheer about with Council kicking off works for new top-tier seating at Kinsellas Sports Complex in North Lakes.
The $900,000 upgrade, which includes $450,000 in funding from the State Government's South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program (SEQCSP), is just one of a raft of sporting infrastructure projects being delivered for the community ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mayor Peter Flannery said he is proud of the fact that investing in grassroots sports remains at the heart of Moreton Bay’s ethos.
“Sport is the heart of our local community and investing in world-class sporting infrastructure supports our kids’ big goals and big dreams,” Cr Flannery said.
“While they’re working hard to train for a chance at gold, Council’s working hard to make sure they’ve got the facilities at their doorstep to help them achieve their dreams.
“This project at Kinsellas Sport Complex is just one of many sporting announcements for local sporting fans to be excited about.
“Next month we’ll be hosting the Brazilian Women’s FIFA team for the World Cup at our incredible facility in Burpengary, which is a major coups for our region and the first major test of our local facilities on the international stage.
“In May we officially opened the brand new $15 million Griffin sports complex as well as unveiling Brendale’s incredible new $3.7 million BMX track thanks to our partnership with the State Government.”
Deputy Mayor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) said the project is a huge win for local sporting families, clubs and volunteers.
“This project will see the construction of a spectator viewing deck, bench seats and sheltered tiered seating that is safe and comfortable for the large crowds that visit Kinsellas Sports Complex.
“An adjoining ramp will allow volunteers to safely transport equipment to and from the playing fields and the viewing deck will help disperse foot traffic, making it easier for spectators to move throughout the facility.
“North Lakes and surrounds love their sport and I’m excited to give players and spectators something more to cheer about.”
Works will begin next month (June 2023) and are expected to be complete within 16 weeks, weather permitting.