The State Government has announced a major contribution towards a sporting complex in Tully.
The $7.1 million Tully multi-use sporting complex project is receiving $3 million from the Government’s Building our Regions program, with Cassowary Coast Regional Council contributing just over $4 million and $22,000 coming from local football clubs.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said a multi-use sporting complex and grandstand would be delivered in the Tully Showgrounds sports precinct, with up to 23 jobs supported during construction.
“The showgrounds are a high-profile feature of the town and are pivotal in the social and recreational life of Tully,” Mr Dick said.
“This BoR investment will allow for bigger events to be held at the showgrounds and will boost employment growth across the Cassowary Coast region.
“In addition to the construction jobs, Cassowary Coast Regional Council predicts the new sports complex will result in the indirect creation of 30 jobs between 2018 and 2043.
“During the same period council estimates it will pump $21.3 million into the Cassowary Coast economy.”
Mayor John Kremastos said the BoR funding was great news for Tully.
“This sports complex will increase the diversity and sustainability of the area by growing the range of events, activities and uses it can host, while reducing the traditional reliance on a one-off major event like the annual show,” Mr Kremastos said.