Million dollar facilities opened
GLADSTONE sporting facilities were in the spotlight at the weekend when three big projects were launched.
Labor Senator John Hogg and Mayor Gail Sellers officially opened the multi-million dollar hockey field and squash courts projects as well as a junior rugby league clubhouse and grandstand.
Officials representing the three sporting codes attended the official ceremony on Saturday at the new squash centre.
Opened were the Gladstone and District Hockey Association's synthetic field at Rigby Park, five new squash courts for the Gladstone and District Tennis and Squash Association at its Glenlyon St complex, and Gladstone and District Junior Rugby League's new clubhouse, grandstand and storage facilities at Briffney Creek.
Sellers said the projects illustrated the important role organised sport played in the lives of Gladstone Region residents.
"Sport is an integral part of Gladstone's cultural and social life, and organised competition provides an avenue for our community to optimise their fitness, health and well-being," Sellers said.