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Browne Park

Browne Park has been Rockhampton’s home of rugby league for more than 100 years and is home to the Central Queensland Capras.

The Queensland Government is funding a $54 million redevelopment (subject to relevant approvals) of the site to provide a modern, fit-for-purpose major facility to service the region.

Stage 1 works set to involve:

  • building a contemporary three-level 3,500-seat grandstand featuring a timber structured roof
  • four universally designed change rooms
  • public amenities
  • food and beverage outlets
  • media and coach facilities
  • corporate areas
  • a function room
  • broadcast facilities
  • offices for the Central Queensland Capras and QRL.

Upon completion of all stages of the master plan, the full ground capacity will double from 5,000 to 10,000.

The vision is for Browne Park to be Central Queensland’s leading venue for community, national and international level sporting and entertainment.

Timeline – 2023 onwards

  • Late 2023:
    • Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) to be achieved
    • Tender process to engage a suitable building contractor underway
  • Early 2024:
    • Demolition works are scheduled to commence in February 2024*
    • Main construction works commence in April 2024*
  • Mid-2025:
    • Anticipated that construction will be complete in May/June 2025.*

* weather permitting and subject to labour and materials.

Construction works are expected to support more than 170 local jobs, while the contemporary new grandstand will create ongoing job opportunities in areas like catering and maintenance.

Transport and parking solutions will continue to be investigated.

Browne Park is an ideal location that does not flood and has operated successfully in a suburban environment, not far from the CBD, and has been in existence for more than 100 years. It has room for expansion and is shovel and job ready.

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Last updated: 21 Nov 2023