Archer Park centre to receive renovations
A SPORTS community centre is getting a much-needed $180,000 facelift, excluding GST, through funding from the Queensland government, the council, and local sports clubs.
Work on the Archer Park Community Centre in Mundubbera will begin in early February, following the annual 7a-side Cricket Competition.
Funding for this project has predominantly come from the Queensland government minister for sport program ‘Get Playing Places and Spaces’ allowing for extensive renovations.
Deputy mayor and councillor for division three Faye Whelan has been told by the builders the project will be completed within one month.
“There’ll be a few renovations happening to the centre,” Cr Whelan said.
“First they’ll be renovating the kitchen to bring it up to food safety standard, pulling the existing one out. Then there’ll be an extension which will include a first aid room and officials room.”
The North Burnett Regional Council will be also be contributing to the disability ramp for the centre, contributing design costs.
Several local sports clubs have committed money following their grant application, of an estimated figure of $40,000.
The clubs contributing include Mundubbera Senior Cricket and Junior Cricket, Mundubbera Rugby League, Mundubbera Touch Association, Mundubbera Netball Association, Mundubbera Soccer Club, and the Mundubbera 7a-side Cricket Competition.
Funds are still being determined from the 7a-side competition, who traditionally give money to Archer Park.