Logan City Council has today given a clear indication that plans for Rosia Park are one step closer to construction owing to a multi-million-dollar funding injection.
Council announced it would allocate $26.5 million to the construction of the masterplans for Rosia Park and Waterford West District Park.
For the last four years, Rosia Park has been touted as a world class community sports hub for AFL and wheeled sports.
The park caters for wheeled sports with its banked criterium track, pump track, skate park, and mountain bike trails.
At the council’s budget handover today, Cr Jacob Heremaia said the park was important for the community.
“Rosia Park is a big investment and will be a great community asset for the local community,” Cr Heremaia said.
Previous to today’s announcement, the park did not have a budget.
Council is currently looking at the best ways to deliver the project now that it has approved the second stage of funding in today’s budget.
There is no official word yet about the tender process.
The first stage, valued at $9 million, will be funded from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community infrastructure program.
Cr Jon Raven billed the park as an Australian-first.
“We’ve also got $12 million being invested in Rosia Park sports park, which is the first of its kind in the country where we’re going to have a banked track for inline skating,”
“Across the world, we have some of the most successful inline speed skaters, but they have to go to New Zealand and Brazil to train at the moment.
“Now they can come to Logan, and they can train here.”
The inline skating track will be able to host international inline skating events.