A $54 million redevelopment of Browne Park is getting closer to kick-off with the Palaszczuk Government today announcing a major funding boost, unveiling artist impressions of the new western grandstand and the full site masterplan of the stadium.
The Stage 1 works involve:
- Building a contemporary three-level 3,500-seat grandstand featuring a timber structured roof
- Four universally designed change rooms
- Public amenities
- Food and beverage outlets
- Media and coach facilities
- Corporate areas, a function room and broadcast facilities
- Offices for the Central Queensland Capras and QRL
- Increasing ground capacity from 5,000 to 7,000
- Early demolition works of the existing 750-seat Jack Crow Stand are scheduled to commence mid this year and the main construction works to begin later in 2023
Construction works are expected to support more than 170 local jobs and are anticipated to be complete ahead of the 2025 rugby league season, subject to weather, labour and materials availability.
Upon completion of all stages of the master plan, the full ground capacity will double to 10,000.