Work starts on Maranoa Netball Precinct

Work has begun with Council levelling out the area in preparation for local contractor Brett Pollock Constructions Pty Ltd to start construction.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said that building on the first round of Works for Queensland funding, Maranoa Regional Council estimated their projects would support, sustain or create 26 local jobs.

"Maranoa Regional Council has received $1.35 million to deliver five projects through the Queensland Government's 2017-19 Works for Queensland program," Ms Trad said.

"These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy."

Councillor Peter Flynn, Portfolio Chair for Sport and Recreation said he is extremely excited that ground has been broken on this project.

"A fantastic achievement for the Maranoa, once complete this new facility will welcome more local, district and regional netball competitions and events to Roma," Cr Flynn said.

"In addition, the project will increase the region's participation, especially for our children, in sport and recreation activities."

Once complete, the project will boast eight netball courts with superior cushioned mat surfaces, clubhouse, amenities, seating, footpaths and lighting for night competitions.

"As netball can be a physically demanding sport, Council is excited to bring a superior cushioned mat that is the preferred option of Netball Australia, providing greater impact absorption," he said.

It is anticipated that the project will be complete in February 2018 (weather permitting).

The Queensland Government provided $850,000 to Maranoa Regional Council for the Maranoa Netball Precinct Project to increase Queenslanders participation in sport and recreation activities.

The Maranoa Netball Courts Lighting Project ($100,000 to light 4 additional courts) has been funded by the Queensland Government's $400 million Works for Queensland program.

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