Cyclists to get track earlier
  • Tuesday 05 July 2011

Construction of the criterium track at the Girraween Sports Complex has been brought forward by one year to give cyclists access to the track earlier than originally planned.

The multi-staged Girraween Sports Complex project is being rolled out over a number of years and will be the new home for the Noosa Little Athletics Club and the Noosa Lions Soccer Club on completion.

Division 11 Councillor Russell Green said this great outcome demonstrates council is committed to delivering infrastructure for the local community.

"I have been working closely with council to bring forward the construction of the criterium track to respond to the local community’s requests and to provide a new venue for criterium racing on the Sunshine Coast," Cr Green said.

"Work is expected to begin in early 2012 and we’ve been progressively doing the foundation work for this to happen.

"Firstly an arch will be constructed to span over the criterium track and connect the road with the future club buildings and parking facilities in the middle of the site.

"Construction workers were onsite recently, pouring concrete and creating the footing for the entrance archway, which is expected to be finished this month.

"Work on the club house is also due to start later this year, with the call for construction tenders recently closed."

Stage 1—completed last year—included earthworks, drainage, sports fields, turfing, landscaping and provision of a recycled irrigation system, potable water, sewage, car parking and a temporary access road.

Stage 2 included electrical connections and field lighting and was completed earlier this year.

The Girraween Sports Precinct will provide the community with a multi-use, district-level sport and recreation facility, as recommended in the Noosa Sport and Recreation Plan 2004-2016.