Seeing the light at Sandstone Point

Published 9:05am 2 November 2020

Seeing the light at Sandstone Point
Words by Nick Crockford

Bribie District Little Athletics parents can stop using car lights at the end of club nights, with a $710,000 lighting boost from Moreton Bay Regional Council.

The Federal Government has brought forward $242,000 through the Community Development Grants program, enabling council to accelerate construction of new LED field lighting at Sandstone Point Community and Sports Complex.

The lights are scheduled to be completed by June next year.

Masterplan

“Works have been progressing through detailed planning for the facility’s masterplan, but this Federal Government funding boost will get things moving much faster thanks to Longman MP Terry Young,” Mayor Peter Flannery says.

“This project has been a high priority for Bribie Island Sandstone Point Cricket Club and Bribie District Little Athletics, since their recent surge in popularity.

“It will allow them to manage growth better and it will mean both clubs can train at night without the threat of their car batteries going dead.”

Seeing the light at Sandstone Point

Fast track

Federal MP for Longman Terry Young says this project will provide a lasting benefit to the athletics club and others who use the Sandstone Point facility.

“Families have been asking for field lighting at the Sandstone Point Community and Sports Complex and this money will fast-track this project significantly,” he says.

“These facilities not only service Sandstone Point, but every suburb from Bribie Island through to the Bruce Highway so I’m proud we could help get this done.”

Two year’s work

Councillor Brooke Savige (Div 1) says these works are the culmination of two years of consultation with the local community.

“From the outset we were committed to developing a plan for the greater Sandstone Point region that would benefit the community and sports groups who use the complex,” she says.

“We engaged three phases of consultation including workshops, information sessions and feedback gathering to get the best result.”

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