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    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
    The Honourable Steven Miles

    Broncos new HQ crosses the line

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
    The Honourable Steven Miles

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Broncos new HQ crosses the line

    The Brisbane Broncos finals campaign has received a boost just days from the all-Queensland Grand Final with a commercial agreement reached between the Queensland Government and the club for a new training facility.

    Minister for Environment and Member for Mt Coot-tha Dr Steven Miles announced the deal today.

    “This arrangement will give one of Brisbane’s favourite sporting organisations the capacity to upgrade and deliver great benefits to the local community,” Dr Miles said.

    “As part of the agreement, the Broncos will invest in a range of community programs including Beyond Broncos indigenous mentoring program; game development statewide – reaching 50,000 participants; and alliances with Deadly Choices, a health campaign aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    “The community will be able to access part of the training facility when the Broncos aren’t using it.

    “The community benefits will be reviewed and regularly updated.”

    Dr Miles said the Broncos had been based in Red Hill since 1988 and were an important part of the local community.

    “By allowing them to build this facility we are ensuring that this great club can stay at its current home and cement its commitment to Red Hill,” he said.

    “The Broncos have also committed to undertaking significant rehabilitation to the bed and banks of Ithaca Creek and establishing a new park for the community.

    “On behalf of the Broncos’ fans of Mt Coot-tha, I congratulate them on a successful season, and wish them all the best on Sunday.”

    The Brisbane Broncos will transform the former Ithaca TAFE campus into a three-storey Training, Administration and Community Facility that includes the following:

    • a contemporary three storey administration and training building
    • a large, dedicated community room available for daily use;
    • a high-spec lecture theatre shared between the football department and the community;
    • 116m long (between dead ball lines) and 68m wide full sized training field;
    • 133 car parking spaces, including three spaces for people with disabilities;
    • training facilities include gymnasium, sports medicine and rehabilitation areas;
    • a 6m high retractable netting structure is to be built within the site boundary to protect nearby Fulcher Rd from stray footballs.                 

    The previous LNP government closed the Ithaca TAFE in June 2014.

    Media contact: Katharine Wright, 0422 580 342