Quad Park moves to the next phase
  • Thursday 25 December 2008

The Sunshine Coast Council has been reviewing all boards and companies set up by the previous three Coast councils with the aim of achieving greater efficiencies across the region.

As a result, Quad Park will begin 2009 with a new corporate structure following a comprehensive review of its operations.

The Quad Park Corporation was established by the former Caloundra City Council in 1999 to manage and develop a premier regional sport and recreation precinct.

The recent review highlighted the need to alter the board’s constitution to ensure consistency throughout the region.

It is expected that substantial sums of public money will be invested in facilities at Quad Park and the Sunshine Coast Council will be accountable to other levels of government for those funds.

Since the original corporate structure was established a decade ago Quad Park has attracted major events such as the Head of the River and NRL fixtures.

The voluntary board of directors was able to obtain significant State Government grants for recreational development and project managed construction of facilities including a field of national playing standards.

Council CEO John Knaggs thanked Quad Park’s board members for their voluntary contribution but said it was now time to more to the next phase.

“This is the beginning of a new era for Quad Park and its positioning within the region,” Mr Knaggs said.

Local teams will continue to be supported at Quad Park, and there will be special emphasis on rowing and other activities conducted on Lake Kawana.

Local and community sporting teams will be supported in accordance with policies adopted across the region.