In 2022 two of our major sporting facilities; the Albert Park Complex and Gympie Netball Courts where submerged by flood water each receiving varying levels of damage to the assets.
During the February 2022 Flood Event, the Mary River peaked 4.4m deep across the site. The main grandstand suffered damage and requires substantial repair work.
The Albert Park Complex is one of Gympie’s main sporting hubs and is home to the Gympie Touch Association, Gympie Athletics Club, Gympie Hammers Rugby Union Club and Gympie Devils Rugby League. The facility is also regularly used for local and regional school sporting events. As a result, council is committed to restoring the complex to full functionality and improve the asset’s resilience against future flooding events.
Council was successful in securing a grant through the Queensland Governments Community and Recreation Assets Recovery ad Resilience Program. This funding will be used for playing field restoration and lighting upgrades. Further funding is being sourced for the remaining construction works.
The Gympie Netball Courts and associated facilities were inundated during the February 2022 flood event, the Mary River peaked 3.6m deep across the site. The courts were left unplayable due to severe cracking across the playing surfaces, damage to the clubhouse/canteen building, amenities and other infrastructure.
Council was successful in securing a grant through the Queensland Governments Community and Recreation Assets Recovery ad Resilience Program. This funding will be used for preliminary works (geotechnical investigations and detailed design) while other funding is sourced for the reconstruction.
At this stage, a completion date has not been determined for the Netball Courts or Albert Park Complex. We will provide more information once it is available.