‘Future Sporting’ Of Long Road Sports Complex
The board of Tamborine Mountain Sports Association (TMSA) is pleased to announce that council have endorsed the updated 2022 TMSA Masterplan, previously presented in 2017. This was possible due to the contribution of a $100,000 grant from SRRC to prepare detailed planning documentation to assist with fundraising and grant applications.
The Long Road Sports Complex is a space for community wellbeing and recreation, TMSA Master Plan incorporates existing and established sports like Rugby, Netball, Soccer, Cricket, and Parkrun, and provides further provision for Basketball, BMX, Skateboarding, Futsal, AFL, Tennis, Sport Climbing, Gymnastics, Pickleball, Yoga, Pilates, Athletics, and Martial Arts. Special consideration has been given to the provision of adaptable space and venues to accommodate future sporting and recreational trends into the future.
Not only will this have upgraded facilities for sporting clubs, it also provides facilities to other community groups like Bridge, Scouts, and Landcare alongside Recreational Tracks for walkers, runners and nature lovers, Community Spaces for events, community gardens and other cultural activity. The design allows space for additional community run specialised markets and one-off events, regional sporting tournaments and accommodation for visiting schools and teams all of which contributes to the development of sport, culture and the local economy.
The design has been the result of extensive community conversations and consultations over many years. The mountains’ ambience, natural environment and issues with waste, access and disaster management have been cleverly woven into the design created by the architects that designed QAGOMA and students from Bond University in collaboration with the community.
The project now approved can apply for relevant funding. It will be developed over many stages over 10 years. It is being built to provide necessary infrastructure for the existing community population and to cater for all ages and the requirements for our community to live a full and healthy life. The TMSA currently receives no ongoing funding from any form of government: local, state or federal, but survives from revenue generated from member clubs, events, facility hire, and volunteer labour.
In weeks to come we will announce an opportunity to come and see the masterplan and find out how to get involved. If you wish to help out or become involved in helping realize the vision for the Long Road centre, please get in contact.
TMSA President, Mick Angus said “The TMSA Board are very grateful for the council grant to undertake the planning and design and wishes to thank all previous TMSA board members, its member clubs and community users who have contributed over the years to the development of the current plan which provides a roadmap for community sport and infrastructure at the Long Road site for years to come. Special thanks to John Flanagan and Arran Hassell, Kerry & Lindsay Clare from Clare Design, Marianne Carter and Gerard McCormick from 8LA, Tim Bennetton from Tim Bennetton Architects and Adrian Carter from the Abedian Architecture School at Bond University for their considered work in preparing the documents and for SRRC council officers in helping get this document ready for approval.”