Townsville City Council has received a development application for the North Queensland Cowboys’ planned $50 million high-performance and community centre.
The Community, Training and High-Performance Centre would be built near the new North Queensland Stadium, between Saunders St and Ross Creek in the Townsville CBD.
Cowboys chief executive officer Jeff Reibel said the application was a critical milestone for the club on the back of the funding commitment received in the 2020 Federal Budget.
“Our club must continue to invest in its training facilities if we are to remain on equal footing in the highly competitive NRL competition,” he said.
“This centre will help our NRL team and many other NQ athletes to prepare for, and deal with the rigours of, professional sport in the modern era.
“Critically, it will also ensure we continue to service and expand on our established community programs throughout the North Queensland region.”