A $1.5 million sports and community hub has opened at Shaw Street Oval, Yarrabilba, providing a home for everyone from footy players to dance mums.
The multi-purpose building was built under a funding arrangement between Logan City Council, Yarrabilba developers Lendlease and a Queensland Government Get Playing Plus grant.
Community gathered to see the new centre at its opening on Wednesday, November 7. Features include change rooms, toilets, storage areas, canteen, multipurpose area and flexible office space.
Councillor Laurie Koranski, who contributed $100,000 from her divisional fund for sprung dance floors and air conditioning, said the building was perfect for Yarrabilba’s young and rapidly growing community.
“Like many residents here I have watched this project go from the drawing board to the finished building we see here now and I’m thrilled with the result,” Cr Koranski said.
“Yarrabilba urgently needed a quality facility like this and both the council and Lendlease recognised it needed to be delivered sooner rather than later.
“Our community is growing fast with families and school-aged children, so I know this facility will get a lot of use from residents.”
Logan MP Linus Power said the centre where exciting things would happen.
“It’s a place where everyone from kids to crafters and other can gather,” he said.
Logan lifestyle and community chair Cr Steve Swenson said collaborative funding delivered a knock out result for Yarrabilba residents.
“This is a great example of the council working with a developer like Lendlease and the Queensland Government to deliver for the community,” he said.
Lendlease Communities managing director Matthew Wallace said the hub was an exciting addition to the community parks, gyms, swim school and sports fields already offered to locals and residents at Yarrabilba.
“Yarrabilba is designed to embrace open space and play facilities that celebrate inclusivity and encourage residents to enjoy an active lifestyle,” Mr Wallace said.
“The Yarrabilba Sport and Community Hub, along with Shaw Street Oval, help provide sports clubs and locals the opportunity to come together through sport,” he said.
Logan police chief superintendent Ben Marcus praised the hub’s vibe and feel.
“It’s good to see social infrastructure going in so early here. It’s important for kids in the area to have a place to go,” he said.