Bundaberg Recreational Precinct

The recently completed Bundaberg Recreational Precinct  is a quality regional recreational and events precinct  developed at the existing Agrotrend site and adjacent reserve located off University Drive,  Branyan.

Council identified the need to relocate the existing Bundaberg Showgrounds facility to save maintenance costs by providing a single multi--purpose facility to replace existing showgrounds infrastructure that had reached the end of its useful life.  This project also provided the opportunity to upgrade sporting and recreational infrastructure for the benefit of the Bundaberg community.

The Recreational Precinct offers facilities for community and sporting clubs, community recreation and the hosting of annual events.  These modern showgrounds offer a multi-purpose facility allowing year round low key activity, coupled with periodic larger annual events.  The existing Agrotrend site already had much of the infrastructure necessary to host elements of a Show, such as powered sites, canteens, pavilions, grassed parking, lighting, public announcement systems and public amenities.   With the financial assistance of the Australian Government's Regional Development Australia Fund, Council developed new recreational and sporting infrastructure including new pavilions, stable roofed structures, roofed arena structure with dressage surface, shower building, site stormwater enhancements, extended access roads, facility fencing, loading ramps, storage sheds, electrical supplies, water services and sewerage realignments.

The Precinct includes the a roofed equestrian facility that will attract significant events from throughout the region and state.  Annual events are expected to attract over 3,000 competitors and  accompanying friends and family, greatly assisting sporting tourism and the region's overall profile.  The new and enhanced community recreational infrastructure will promote greater community participation.  Increased activity at the proposed facility will also generate greater interaction amongst different user groups and individuals, fostering superior social inclusions amongst all demographics, especially with youth, aged, disabled and disadvantaged persons.