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Yeppoon sporting, tourism & events set to win

THE game changing announcement of a $20 million in funding commitment from Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry towards the Keppel Bay Sailing Club $50 million vision to create a sporting, tourism and events hub in Yeppoon has been welcomed by the Capricorn Coast community.

The proposed Keppel Bay Convention and Sporting Hub would include a 1,000 seat Convention Centre, accommodation, retail space, a sky walk link across Anzac Parade as well as support facilities and services.

The move is expected to transform the tourism offer in Yeppoon and enable a major growth in sports tourism through KBSC’s sailing operations while also supporting other local sports organisations.

The vision would attract large corporate events, providing considerable diversification to the local economy and tourism sector while providing more employment and training opportunities both during construction and upon completion.

Keppel Bay Sailing Club Commodore Karryn Johnson said the club is very pleased to have received Michelle Landry’s and the LNP’s commitment of $20 million toward the Club’s proposed Keppel Bay Convention and Sporting Hub.

“This development stands to bring significant and long-term sustainable benefits to the Capricorn Region, through increased local employment and training opportunities, support of local suppliers, increased visitation to the region, and a greater capacity to host large sailing, sport and cultural events,” Ms Johnson said.

“We would like to thank the entire community for their support to-date and encourage everyone to continue showing support to help turn this vision into reality.”

The club will be working over the next few months to secure the additional funding required for the project from external sources.
The project is now in its final stages of design to be shovel ready when all funding is secured so the Capricorn Coast can reap the benefits at the earliest possible time frame.

If you have any questions or want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact KBSC on 4939 9500.