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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    $7.16 million development opens at Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    $7.16 million development opens at Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

    Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt today opened the $7.16 million redevelopment of the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in Currimundi.

    Mr Pitt encouraged Queensland schools, organisations, families and community groups to take advantage of the new facilities, accommodation and schedule of activities now on offer.

    “This redevelopment project has overhauled the entire centre so it can offer completely new activities and services,” Mr Pitt said.

    “We want to provide even more opportunities for locals and visitors of almost any age and ability to get involved.

    “The project includes two new accommodation blocks with 28 rooms holding 168 beds, bringing the centre’s total number of beds to 318.

    “The alfresco dining area and dining hall have also been revamped and we’ve constructed a new $263,000 footbridge to enhance beach access to and from the centre to maximise the natural amenities of the beautiful Sunshine Coast.”

    The improvements allow the centre to increase its total occupancy capacity for schools, organisations, sporting and community groups.

    Mr Pitt said it also opened up opportunities for families to stay over weekends and during the school holidays.

    “To add to these changes, in April this year a suite of new camp packages will be introduced to better cater for groups and their individual needs,” he said.

    “These will include unlimited facility access, more flexible options, as well as themed and curriculum-based programs for school groups.

    “The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is now on par with some of Australia’s premier recreation centres, with the added bonus of being located on the doorstep of stunning Currimundi Beach.

    “It is a great asset for Queenslanders, from schools, organisations and community groups, through to families looking for a low-cost holiday option.

    For further information on Queensland’s Recreation Centres visit: www.npsr.qld.gov.au/qldrec 

     

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