New leases at South Pine Sports Complex

Published 10:00am 23 November 2022

New leases at South Pine Sports Complex
Words by Jodie Powell

Eleven clubs that use the South Pine Sports Complex have been granted individual leases over the facilities they use by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

From December 1, the leases will replace one held over the entire complex by the South Pine Sports Association since January 1997.

A report to last week’s Council meeting says that as the complex has continued to develop, with the delivery of new infrastructure and with opportunities for new user groups being explored, a review found new ways of managing the site were needed.

“It has been identified that SPSA, as a not-for-profit incorporated association with a volunteer management board, is no longer a sustainable management entity for the entire complex,” the report said.

“As part of these investigations, internal and external consultation was undertaken with key Council departments and resident clubs to gauge insights into the use of the complex and the various management model options.

“As a result of the increasing development of the complex and the associated escalating responsibilities of the SPSA volunteer board, it was the finding of the review that a new management model was required for the SPSC.”

Moving with the times

Councillor Mick Gillam (Div 8) said he was happy to see the change.

“SPSA was set up 25 years ago when we first started with that area,” he said.

“There were five clubs (compared with 11 now) and the tenure had to change and SPSA was no longer viable in its current form, so this is the way to go.”

Community Services, Sport and Recreation manager Mark McCormack said the review of management and leases at the complex included two components – the outdoor sporting facilities and the indoor sports facilities.

Mr McCormack said the management of the indoor facilities would be discussed at next week’s Council meeting.

What the clubs will manage

Under the new arrangement, the 11 clubs will lease facilities such as clubhouses changerooms, meeting rooms and storage and be given sports field permits to occupy ovals, fields and courts.

Albany Creek Junior Cricket Club: Clubhouse, changerooms, meeting room and toilet; Sports field permit to occupy cricket oval one and cricket oval two.

Albany Creek Crushers Junior Rugby League Football Club: Clubhouse and two storage shed bays; Rugby league field one, rugby league field two and rugby league field three.

Albany Creek Excelsior Soccer Club: Clubhouse; Football field one, football field two, football field three, football field four and football field five.

Albany Creek Excelsior Netball Club: Clubhouse; Netball court one, netball court two, netball court three and netball court four.

Albany Creek GPS Junior Rugby Union Club: Clubhouse and storage shed; Rugby union field one, rugby union field two, rugby league field one, rugby league field two and rugby league field three.

Albany Creek Gymnastics Club: Clubhouse and one storage shed bay.

Aspley Australian Football and Sporting Club: Clubhouse and three storage bays; AFL oval one, AFL oval two, hockey field one and hockey field two.

Brisbane North Junior Cricket Association: Storage.

Pine Agility Dog Sports Club: Clubhouse and one storage shed; Dog sports arena.

Pine Rivers St Andrews Hockey Club: One storage shed bay ; Hockey field one and hockey field two.

South Pine Touch Football Association: Clubhouse; Rugby union field one, rugby union field two and rugby league field three.

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