Construction begins on $7.8 mill MSEC upgrade
Moreton Bay Regional Council has commenced construction on the major $7.8 million Morayfield Sport and Events Centre upgrade.
Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel joined contractors and construction crews on Thursday, June 7 to turn the first sod and mark the commencement of works.
“There’s no disputing that sporting events and trade shows are huge economic generators for communities, which is why we’re doubling MSEC’s size to 7,000m2. We want to support local jobs, businesses and sporting clubs and attract larger sports carnivals and conferences to this part of Moreton Bay,” Cr Raedel said.
“The sod turn marks the first major milestone in this project, which will see will see two new multipurpose courts constructed together with a new events space for conferences and trade shows, adding to the three popular multi-purpose courts.
“The upgrade will also see new retractable seating for more than 1,000 spectators plus new changerooms, amenities and a commercial-grade kitchen.
Works are expected to be complete mid-2019, weather permitting.
“MSEC will be fully operational and continue to host local sporting events and functions while the works are underway, including a special basketball workshop in July with NBL legends Cal Bruton, CJ Bruton and their family.”
For more information about the project or other major projects in the region head to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/projects