Plans for the upgrade to Bassett Park extension to the members' bar, deck and grandstand.
Plans for the upgrade to Bassett Park extension to the members' bar, deck and grandstand.

Refurb plans for Bassett Park

RESIDENTS finally have a chance to see what Roma's Basset Park will look like, after the Maranoa Regional Council endorsed final designs.

The facelift of the region's largest sport and recreational facility would include an extension of the members' bar, deck and grandstand and improved accessibility.

Councillor Cameron O'Neil said the endorsement of these designs puts Council in a good place to secure further funding and therefore continue making advancements to the complex.

"These designs, if implemented, would see improvements undertaken to make the facility more user-friendly and visually pleasing,” Cr O'Neil said.

"An important feature of these designs is the addition of a wheel-chair access lift to the grandstand area.

"Having a facility that can be accessed by all of our residents and visitors is a priority for this project.”

The upgrade will not only focus on practicality but also on the visual aspects of the design with the prospects of racegoers enjoying the races 'alfresco style' with the extension of the deck connecting the member's bar and grandstand.

Although funding of this project is subject to future budget deliberations, having the designs finalised as part of the overall Bassett Park Master Plan is another exciting step forward for the project.

"I am thrilled to see Council further progressing the endorsed Bassett Park Master Plan, a plan that saw significant community consultation; ensuring the vision was driven by our community and user groups.

"The implementation of the overall plan has been underway for some time and will continue for years to come.

"I'd like to commend the staff for the passion they have shown to the plan and this facility in particular. "As a Council, we are very happy to see the stages progress.”


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