$10 million expansion for Tallebudgera sports park

3 October 2019

A four-year $10 million project to expand and improve one of the southern Gold Coast’s major sporting hubs was celebrated today at an official opening and community event in Tallebudgera.

The 23-hectare Coplick Family Sports Park now has a new clubhouse, three new sports fields, cycle ways, amenities, road access, lighting, car parks and significant flood mitigation measures as a result of the works.

Mayor Tom Tate said the City’s $8.5 million investment in the park combined with the $1.5 million of Queensland Government funding had created an improved lifestyle for the local community.

“In 2012 we could see a shortfall in sport and recreation land in the southern part of the city, so we doubled the space by buying an adjoining golf course and got to work creating a regional sports and recreation venue,” Mayor Tate said.

“The project posed a number of challenges especially as it was in a flood prone area so we prioritised irrigation and drainage measures to ensure that after heavy rainfall these fields can recover quickly.”

“We have already seen the benefits of that after experiencing flood events in recent years.”

He said the park was regularly used by the Gold Coast United Football Club, Tallebudgera Valley Football Club and Twin City Baseball Club as well as other users.

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the redevelopment was important for these clubs.

“Coplick Family Sports Park is an important sport and recreational complex which will now be used by even more Gold Coast locals and sporting teams.

“Work began four years ago and the 23-hectare park is now a major sporting asset for the Gold coast community which will encourage active lifestyles while enabling people to build social connections.”

 

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