NAIF funds flow for new Cowboys centre
Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the NAIF finance meant the Cowboys and Townsville community would have world-class training and sports-medicine facilities which would attract athletes, teams and researchers to Australia’s tropical north.
“The centre is being built next to the Cowboys’ home stadium in Townsville. When completed in early 2021, it will include community areas, multi-sport high-performance training spaces, as well as sports medicine and sports science labs,” he said.
“Other athletes and sporting teams will also have access to the centre, including the Townsville Fire Women’s National Basketball League team and touring sporting teams.”
The project is expected to support 213 jobs during construction and 58 jobs when the centre is operating.
James Cook University in Townsville will be a tenant in the centre, where the university will operate a sports science and research facility.
Medical sports consulting and sports rehabilitation services will also be provided at the centre, while the Townsville City Council will be able to host events for the public at the community field.
The total NAIF investment in Queensland to date is valued at more than $900 million, including five Townsville projects valued at more than $230 million.
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