Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has committed up to $23 million in federal funds towards the development of a ‘game changing’ Rocky Sports Stadium.
The Rocky Sports Stadium aims to create a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting major events, as well as being a local community and sporting hub, which will provide a boost to the Central Queensland region.
“Back in 2013, one of my election commitments was to dedicate $500,000 towards a feasibility study to determine the best location for a sports stadium as a part of the CQNRL bid,” Ms Landry said.
“The investment in the Rocky Stadium project builds on the Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to better sporting infrastructure in Queensland, including a $100 million commitment to the North Queensland Stadium.”
Rockhampton Sports Club co-founder Gavin Shuker welcomed the funding commitment.
“Rocky Sports Club is home to around 77 clubs and organisations, and with a stadium of this size, we will have more capacity to be the home of more local sporting clubs,” Mr Shuker said.
The funding is contingent on all relevant governmental approvals and processes being undertaken as well as meeting all federal funding requirements and obligations.
- Rockhampton Sports Club shared this concept video below: