Possible field changes in draft

THE first draft of the master plan for Queen’s Park and St Mark’s Oval provides for a rugby league and rugby union precinct on the western side of the Condamine River and the move of football (soccer) to the eastern side.

Currently, junior rugby league is on the eastern side of the river at St Mark’s Oval and football on the western side.

The first draft was presented to representative of clubs with interests on both sides of the river last week.

Southern Downs Regional Council Manager of Facilities and Recreational Activities Greg Thouard said any changes due to the final master plan were all dependent on funding.

“The first draft of the plan provides for a premier playing field on the western side of the river,” Mr Thouard said.

While the Warwick Netball Association had expressed interest in moving to the town’s river sporting precinct, it has been agreed there was not sufficient room to accommodate netball.

“This has been discussed with the netball association,” he said.

The first draft plan provides for rugby league, rugby union and hockey on the western side of the Condamine River (Queens Park), cricket, AFL and football on the eastern side.

Mr Thouard said the council was now seeking feedback from the clubs/associations.

“A final draft plan will be formulated, and then considered by council for approval in principle before being open for community consultation for three weeks.”



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