September 06, 2018 at 7:35 AM
Caboolture’s largest sporting collective, Caboolture Sports Club Group, has announced that it has commenced planning to revamp the Petersen Road Sports Grounds in Morayfield, which includes a new clubhouse and increased car parking, after securing $15,000 in funding from Moreton Bay Regional Council’s community grants program.
Petersen Road is home to both Caboolture Rugby Union Club and Caboolture Touch Association that collectively have over 1,750 members, including junior through masters-aged players.
CSC Groups Sports and Community Manager Tony Clarke joined Moreton Bay Councillor Adrian Raedel and representatives from Caboolture Rugby Union and Caboolture Touch to make the announcement on Thursday 30th August.
“Touch football and rugby have steadily grown in recent years, and research undertaken earlier this year has confirmed that with this sustained rate of growth, the facility’s fields and clubhouse is expected to not be able to meet the needs of both sports in next few years.
“We’ve now started planning for what options are available to accommodate the growth of these sports at Petersen Road, which includes a new clubhouse, increased car parking, better club storage areas, and improved pathways and spectator areas,” Mr Clarke said.
“We’re working with Moreton Bay Council throughout all the stages of planning, and all going well, we hope to have detailed plans and development approvals finalised by the end of the year.
“Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel said Petersen Road is a proven venue hosting regional aged and school-based rugby and touch carnivals, and elite state and national touch training camps.
“I’m proud Council has been able to provide this grant to help Caboolture Sports Club with the important first step to planning for clubs’ growth at Petersen Road,” Cr Raedel said.
“Sport plays a vital role in building our sense of community and promoting healthy and active lifestyles. Once complete, the planning will provide a solid foundation for Petersen Road,” added Cr Raedel.
As well as touch football and rugby, CSC group includes its four other foundation clubs of Caboolture cricket, football, softball and dog obedience.