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Announcement - Western Magpies & Sherwood Football Club

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Announcement - Western Magpies & Sherwood Football Club

Andrew Thomson

To all our members & supporters

As you would be aware the club has worked hard post the 2011 Floods to address the infrastructure concerns at the Powenyenna Oval precinct as follows

  1. Post flood rebuild of the Social club complex
  2. Building & fit-out of the new change rooms to elite standard
  3. Installation of lighting & fencing to the rear oval
  4. Upgrade of lighting to allow night fixtures at youth & senior level on the main oval
  5. Makeover & repainting of the social club complex
  6. Continued improvements with the main oval surface

The club continues to struggle with the ongoing subsidence issues that are out of our control on the main oval, this matter has been escalated to the corridors of the Brisbane City Council, & the club has yet to receive any official timing as to when this recapping & surfacing will occur

The lack of response received from BCC threatens our viability as last season we had two QAFL finals taken away from the club due to concerns over the field subsidence issues which had a flow on effect with at least $35k in revenue lost as well as the ability to play a home final.

Currently the club has to commit anywhere between $25-$50k per season to address subsidence concerns, in essence we are throwing good money into a 'band aid' fix solution that won’t address the problem, Brisbane City Council is fully aware of the subsidence issues at the complex but are not willing to address this with a commitment to respond on when the works will take place

We ask you as eligible voters within the Tennyson & Walter Taylor wards to write to your local Councillor or candidate to ask them for what they intend to do to ensure the short & longer term viability of the Sherwood Football club as a community facility is not threatened

We ask for your support here, it could help make a difference to the current non-commitment mode we have experienced over the last 18 months

Candidates in the following electorates are as follows


Nicole Johnston (IND)                    3403 8605  

Ashley Higgins   (Lib)                       0478648758

Stephen Harvey (Lab)                                          

Walter Taylor

Julian Simmonds (LIB)                    3407 0005  

Talbot Speechley (LAB)                                       

From the Board of Directors of the Sherwood Football Club