The Rockhampton Leagues Club will redevelop part of the Korte’s facility into a club, which would be rebranded ‘Club Parkhurst’.
Deputy chair of the Rockhampton Leagues Club board Scott Moss said the new partnership would benefit everyone.
The redevelopment will create 40 to 50 extra jobs, which will be able to be filled from the growing residential community.
“The resort, the accommodation, restaurant, and now the addition of the club facility will complete the hospitality offering,”
Development plans include extending the existing function building by about 600 sqm, adding an additional dining option, sports bar and lounge area, increasing the capacity to around 600 guests.
There would also be a spacious reception and cafe area with indoor and outdoor seating, a courtyard and kids play area.
Rockhampton Leagues Club general manager Danny Finch said the key word for the club was ‘community’.
“We have identified there is nothing established that is community support focused in a massive housing growth corridor through Parkhurst and beyond,” he said.
“With the Ellida community development across the other side of the railway tracks, as well as the extra 400 housing sites announced a couple of weeks ago out at Glenlee, there is a massive want and need for a facility to support that community within Parkhurst.”