Multipurpose sports court for Alligator Creek area

Date published: 20 September 2017

Construction of a new multipurpose sports court is underway in Alligator Creek thanks to a Works for Queensland (W4Q) partnership between the Townsville City Council and the Palaszczuk Government.

Council has contracted Advantage Sports and Leisure to build the facility at Duggan Plains Park at a cost of $177,815.

The project will include the removal of the existing tennis court and surrounding fence.

A new concrete slab, lighting and fencing is being installed enabling a range of sports to be played including tennis, basketball, netball, and soccer.

Work on the Alligator Creek multipurpose sporting court commenced this week and is expected to take about five weeks to complete.

The project is part of the $21.8 million council has received from the Palaszczuk Government to deliver 57 projects through the Works for Queensland program.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning Jackie Trad said Townsville City Council estimated that their projects would support, sustain and create 401 local jobs.

“These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy,” Ms Trad said.

“According to the council, the Alligator Creek multipurpose sporting project will support or create five local jobs.”

Divisional councillor Les Walker said the facility was a great new asset for the Alligator Creek community.

“This project at Duggan Plains Park will create a terrific hub for the people of the area to use for fitness and recreation,” Cr Walker said.

“Getting outdoors, playing sport and having fun is the best tonic for a healthy community.

“I’m hoping this is just the start and that we’ll see further development of Duggan Plains Park as a sports and recreation precinct.”

The Alligator Creek multipurpose sporting court project has been funded through the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.