Logan City Council has unveiled a new $1.825 million clubhouse for the Waterford Demons Rugby League Club at a revitalised Noffke Farm Park. The new clubhouse has a club room, commercial kitchen, public amenities, outdoor viewing area, office, storeroom, gym and maintenance shed.
The project was jointly funded by Logan City Council, the Division 6 Local Infrastructure Program and the Queensland Government.
Waterford Demons Rugby League Club President Glenn Bochow said the new facility would help the club reach new heights.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of our club and without them we would not exist,” Bochow said. “The new club is a reward for all our members and volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the club running.
“It has enabled us to put back on display our club’s history that has been stored in boxes for the past few years… it has also allowed us to gain a source of income by hiring it out to our members for functions, as well as hold our own club functions.”
Mayor Darren Power said Council was proud to support community sporting clubs with important facility upgrades.
“Our local sporting clubs are central in establishing active and healthy community,” Power said. “Council continues to invest in the development and growth of our grassroots sporting groups and emerging athletes with quality facilities that benefit the wider community, like this new clubhouse in Noffke Farm Park.”
A new carpark constructed under the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program complements the upgraded facility.
Noffke Farm Park will also receive a Council-funded lighting upgrade in coming months.
Lifestyle Chair and Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said he was proud to see the refreshed Noffke Farm Park open for use.
“This clubhouse has been a long time coming for the Waterford Demons and it’s great to see it come to life as the club settles into its new home,” Hall said. “It’s been fantastic to see the positive impact it has already had on the rugby league club and broader community.”