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Construction Begins – $3.4 Million GPS Rugby & Valleys Cricket Clubhouse – Ashgrove


The Queensland State Government has kicked off the construction of the refurbishment of the existing facilities and improvements to the existing sports clubhouse for GPS Rugby & Valley Cricket.

Worth approximately $3.425 million, the new Rugby Union and Cricket at Ashgrove Sports Ground, located at Ashgrove Sports Ground, Yoku Road, Ashgrove.

Jonty Bush, Member for Cooper outlined that the new clubhouse, along with refurbishments to the current clubhouse, was part of a $2.4 million Palaszczuk Government election commitment.

“I’m excited to get the ball rolling on this Palaszczuk Government election commitment for two of the most historic and prolific sporting clubs in Australia – GPS Rugby Club and Valley District Cricket Club,” Ms Bush said.

“Both clubs can trace their history back to pre-1900 and they collectively have nearly 3000 players so these new facilities will be very well utilised.

“The new clubhouse will include a gymnasium, strength and conditioning centre, female change rooms, amenities, merchandise shop, medical room, referee’s room, storage, public toilets, office space and meeting room.

“In addition, the existing clubhouse will be extended and renovated so there will be more space for functions, storage and administration.

“These facilities will especially cater to the rapidly growing popularity of women and girls in cricket and rugby union and serve the community well for generations to come.”

Designed by Nicholas George Architecture, the clubhouse is being built by ATG Projects and Project Managed by COHA Group, with completion due around the end of 2022.

Stirling Hinchliffe, Sport Minister outlined that the sharing quality new facilities between sports allowed more community members to enjoy the benefits.

“When we build new facilities, we are looking for them to get year-round use, amongst multiple sports, and be female-friendly,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“This new clubhouse will make the playing experience better for so many cricketers and rugby players, and allows both clubs to have more effective meetings, fundraising and social events.

“Encouraging more Queenslanders stay active and healthy is ultimately what we are about, and this project will help to do that.”

GPS Rugby Club Admin Building
– Retain the existing clubhouse
– Reduction in the canteen
– Larger merch area and admin
– Larger amenities and store
– Larger medical room
– Larger Gym
– New Female/Unisex Player change rooms
– New referee change room

Main Clubhouse Building
– Larger Function / Community Room
– New club lobby
– New covered areas
– New services courtyard
– New entrance plaza
– New drop off / pick up zone
– New children playground

Anthony Herbert, GPS Rugby Club General Manager outlined that the renovations will make a big difference to the club’s 1300 players.

“There is a lot of excitement around the club with the start of this crucial upgrade of the facilities,” said Mr Herbert.

“In addition to our 950 juniors and 11 senior teams we have a girl’s touch competition as well as a girl’s sevens program and an all-abilities program for young boys and girls that will all continue to grow as we improve our facilities.

“Without the great support of state and local governments this project would not have been possible and for that we say a huge thanks.”

Matthew Walter, Valley District Cricket Club General Manager outlined that the club’s 1599 players including 269 seniors, 1371 juniors and 167 female players across 18 senior teams and 130 junior teams are extremely excited about the prospect of work starting.

In addition to the clubhouse facility, the cricket club also received $100 000 to upgrade cricket practice nets and this work has already been completed.

“This facility is something that will be desired across cricket in Queensland but more importantly it provides facilities to our members and visiting clubs that currently aren’t available,” said Mr Walter.

“We will now have change room facilities for our players on Field 3 which hosts dozens of male, female, junior and senior fixtures throughout the season, an updated umpire’s change room and a facelift to the function room which is desperately needed.

“The opportunities that it provides to the club are fantastic and most importantly it will be a facility that our members, the local community and state government can be proud of.”

– $2.4 Million Queensland Government Funding
– $500,000 Brisbane City Council
– $400,000 GPS Rugby Club
– $125,000 Valley District Cricket Club

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Source: Information, Drawings and Images
All article information is sourced and available for review from referenced locations.
– Media Release: New $3.425 million clubhouse being built at Ashgrove
– Address: Ashgrove Sports Ground, Yoku Road, Ashgrove
– Zone: Sport and Recreation
– Neighbourhood Plan: Ashgrove – Grange district
– Drawings: Nicholas George Architecture
– Interactive Image: Google Streetview and Aerial

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