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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.

This redevelopment will be the next chapter in Browne Park’s long and proud history and will deliver an outstanding venue for the people of Rockhampton and more broadly for Central Queensland.

Stage 1 works set to involve:

  • building a contemporary three-level 3,500-seat grandstand featuring a 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 with up to 18,000 people able to be accommodated for stage events and concerts.

Stage 1 construction works are expected to support more than 96 local jobs, while the contemporary new grandstand will create ongoing job opportunities in areas like catering and maintenance.

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

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.


  • Engaging local tradespeople and supporting jobs for Queenslanders.

  • Future event attraction and experiences for visitors and locals.

  • Legacy for Rugby League in Central Queensland.


October 2023

Tender process to engage a suitable building contractor commenced

13 March 2024

Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (with conditions) achieved

27 March 2024

Early Contractor Involvement agreement signed with Hutchinson Builders

April 2024*

Enabling works including site establishment and demolition works are scheduled to commence

April/May 2024

Enabling works including site establishment and demolition works of the existing Jack Crow Stand

May 2024

Final design to be completed


Main construction works commence


Anticipated that construction will be complete in May/June 2025

* weather permitting and subject to labour and materials.

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Last updated: 10 Apr 2024