Logan City Council will seek Expressions of Interest to lease one of the city’s largest sporting facilities.

The Logan Metro Sports Park has been progressively developed over the past 15 years.

Council’s upcoming Expression of Interest includes a northern precinct, a southern precinct and an administration building:

• The northern precinct includes a premium rectangular field, a clubhouse, administration offices and four change rooms.

• The southern precinct includes three senior rectangular fields, a clubhouse, administration offices and four change rooms.

• The separate administration building includes offices spaces.

The northern and southern precincts were previously tenanted in 2018 until the tenants vacated respectively in late 2020 and early 2021.

Logan Metro Sports and Events Centre containing an indoor courts facility, a gym and meeting rooms are not included in the Expression of Interest.

In February, Council established the Logan Metro Sports Park Management Project Reference Group (PRG) comprising elected members to provide input and guidance into the development of a management model for the facilities.

City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski, said the vacancies presented an opportunity to review and analyse suitable management options for the future operation of the site.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for interested sporting organisations to register their interest for what is one of the city’s premier sporting assets,” Cr Koranski said.

“It suits a range of rectangular field-based sporting codes and Council expects strong interest from rugby league, rugby union, soccer and touch football codes in particular.”

A leasing model was agreed by the PRG and Council as the preferred option, which is a common approach for similar facilities within a variety of local governments around Australia.

PRG Chair, Councillor Tony Hall, said the industry-leading sporting facilities cater to current and future needs of the city, famous for its strong sporting heritage.

“We want these precincts to continue to support Council as a leading destination for sporting events, competitions and training,” he said.

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