Hockey Queensland and Hockey Australia are working in partnership to develop a feasibility study, which will be presented to government to ensure there will be a physical legacy for hockey in Queensland. The feasibility study will assess the long-term infrastructure requirements and opportunities, with a focus on South East Queensland to service Queensland’s highest participation base.
The current hockey infrastructure in Brisbane does not meet International Hockey Federation (FIH) standards and the ratio of synthetic pitches to players and competitions is the lowest in Australia. Brisbane has not hosted an FIH-sanctioned event since the Champions Trophy in 1999. Come 2042 The State Hockey Centre will be 46 years old and now is the time to look towards reinvestment into hockey infrastructure for the future.
A review of what is currently available and what is needed to support a growing population and meet National and International criteria will be considered. Hockey Queensland will be asking for Requests of Proposals to undertake the feasibility study in the coming weeks. Consultation with the community will begin once a consultant has been appointed.