It’s “full steam ahead” for Jimboomba Junior Rugby League Football Club, says local councillor Scott Bannan, as construction starts on a new clubhouse.
“It’s been a long time in the making, the club has never had a proper clubhouse,” Cr Bannan said
“And because of the ground’s two fields, we wanted to do something different.
“Traditionally you have one clubhouse that overlooks one main field, but we want to put the clubhouse on an angle so that it overlooks both the fields.
“And to do that we had to move the RSL, which was always in the wrong spot – no one knew it was there and it needed to be moved.”
The Jimboomba RSL was moved and reopened in April this year, just before ANZAC day.
“And that has opened up the area for the rugby clubhouse,” he said.
Construction of the $3 million project began about a week ago, and Cr Bannan said a date of completion would be dependent on weather conditions.
“It’s too early to tell when it will be finished.”
Cr Bannan said Jimboomba residents had plenty to be excited about in the coming months, including construction of a super depot that will house a range of services, including road building, maintenance crews and disaster management and the completion of local road upgrades like Mundoolun Road.
“It’s one of my region’s busiest roads – 40,000 use it every week – so this is a terrific investment for our community,” he said.
“We’ve got a heap coming to Jimboomba.”