Construction has officially commenced on a $10 million AFL field in the heart of Greenbank, which is set to provide new opportunities for Logan residents to participate in one of Australia’s most popular sports.
The 5.5 hectare Everleigh AFL Oval, being developed by Mirvac and designed in partnership with Logan City Council and AFL Queensland, will include a full-sized field and warm-up oval.
The new grounds are anticipated to be completed in late 2022, with funding arrangements also being finalised for a clubhouse and ancillary infrastructure, which will complement the new facility.
The fields will ultimately become part of a 25 hectare sports and recreation precinct at the centre of Mirvac’s Everleigh masterplanned community and will be co-located with the new Everleigh State School, which will open to its first students in time for the 2022 school year.
Logan Division 11 Councillor Natalie Willcocks, Logan Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, AFL Queensland Facilities and Government Manager Cobey Moore, Mirvac Queensland General Manager Residential Warwick Bible, Logan MP Linus Power and Jordan MP Charis Mullen have turned the first sod on the new sporting facility, officially marking the start of work.
Cr Willcocks said the Everleigh AFL Oval would support local players and the region’s growing population.
“AFL has the highest participation rate amongst juniors in Queensland. However, until now, Division 11 hasn’t had AFL fields,” said Cr Willcocks.
“The addition of new sporting fields, and eventually a sporting precinct, will increase opportunities for residents to access a range of new facilities that will promote active and healthy lifestyles.
“Not only is the Council and myself committed to supporting active and healthy lifestyles across the City of Logan, but we are big believers in creating space where locals can come together and build a stronger community.
“It’s great knowing that the facility is coming soon to the Division, and I can’t wait for the first bounce!”
AFL Queensland Facilities and Government Manager, Cobey Moore, said developing new sporting infrastructure in the community played a vital role in fostering and supporting AFL participation in Logan.
“We want to see facilities developed across the region that deliver a great experience for our players, fans and officials,” said Mr Moore.
“It is essential to get the facilities right, as they are crucial in helping clubs attract and retain players, as well as getting the community healthy and active.
“Everleigh AFL Oval has been a terrific opportunity for AFL Queensland to partner with Mirvac’s Everleigh and Logan City Council to deliver new facilities to the community.”
Mirvac Queensland General Manager Residential, Warwick Bible, said the Everleigh AFL Oval was a great addition to the fast-growing community.
“These fields are the first stage of what will become one of the region’s most significant sport and recreation precincts and it has been fantastic to work alongside Council and AFL Queensland to ensure a top-class design,” he said.
“Facilities such as these play such an integral role in developing community and we see the fields, and the broader precinct, becoming a place for people to come together – to enjoy a game, or simply kick a ball with family and friends.
“We’ve purposefully designed Everleigh so amenities like the AFL Oval, soon-to-open State School and parkland are easily accessible and we hope to see residents from across Logan experiencing them.
“Everleigh is already home to more than 165 households and with the Flagstone Priority Development Area continuing to experience strong growth, delivering high-quality spaces is so important as more people move to the region.”
Pictured: (L-R) AFL Queensland Facilities and Government Manager Cobey Moore, Logan Division 11 Councillor Natalie Willcocks, Logan Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, Mirvac Residential Warwick Bible