A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $1.7 million to help redevelop the Mossman Judo Club at Coronation Park as part of the Douglas Shire Council’s Sports Masterplan.
This funding will allow the club to build a new pavilion, install air conditioning, build a new office, first aid area, veranda, changerooms, canteen and internal tiered seating that includes storage for judo and show society display cages.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the Mossman Judo Club redevelopment formed part of his comprehensive plan for the local community.
“The Mossman Judo Club’s current home is the Victor Crees Pavilion, which is literally a tin shed with exhibition cages along the walls,” Mr Entsch said.
“Mossman has the second largest Judo club in the state and is one of the most nationally recognised in terms of performance, and this new facility would certainly enhance that high level development and growth.
“In fact, there has already an inquiry from a Japanese Judo club who have shown interest in using a facility in Mossman as a ‘sister city’ training ground ahead of the 2032 Olympics.
“The new facility would also be able to host national and state events judo sports tourism in the Douglas Shire as well as provide a venue for the region’s annual show.”
Douglas Shire Council Mayor Michael Kerr thanked Warren Entsch for securing the funding for the redevelopment.
“Not only will the new building enhance the showgrounds, but it will also be a great sports asset for the Coral Coast Judo Club and Mossman,” Cr Kerr said.
“Council worked closely with the community to develop the Coronation Park Sports Masterplan which provides a road map for upgrades and new facilities such as the one announced today.
“Today’s announcement is an incredible achievement for our passionate local sporting community.”
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