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Browne Park

Browne Park has been Rockhampton’s home of rugby league for more than 100 years and is home to the Central Queensland Capras.

The Queensland Government is funding a $54 million redevelopment (subject to relevant approvals) of the site to provide a modern, fit-for-purpose major facility to service the region.

Stage 1 works set to involve:

  • building a contemporary three-level 3,500-seat grandstand featuring a timber structured roof
  • four universally designed change rooms
  • public amenities
  • food and beverage outlets
  • media and coach facilities
  • corporate areas
  • a function room
  • broadcast facilities
  • offices for the Central Queensland Capras and QRL.

Upon completion of all stages of the master plan, the full ground capacity will double from 5,000 to 10,000.

The vision is for Browne Park to be Central Queensland’s leading venue for community, national and international level sporting and entertainment.

Timeline – 2023 onwards

  • Late 2023 – early demolition works of the existing 750-seat Jack Crow Stand*
  • Late 2023 – main construction works commence*
  • Early 2025 – project completion*

* weather permitting and subject to labour and materials.

Construction works are expected to support more than 170 local jobs, while the contemporary new grandstand will create ongoing job opportunities in areas like catering and maintenance.

Transport and parking solutions will continue to be investigated.

Browne Park is an ideal location that does not flood and has operated successfully in a suburban environment, not far from the CBD, and has been in existence for more than 100 years. It has room for expansion and is shovel and job ready.

How to have your say

The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) for the proposed Browne Park Stage 1 Redevelopment Project is now open for the public to have their say.

The consultation will be open between 20 July and 17 August.

The Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) proposal (MID-0623-0705) contains details of the proposal and an assessment of potential impact. It is available online at:

You can make a submission, on or before Thursday 17 August about the MID proposal to the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation team via:

If you wish to discuss the proposal, please contact the Ministerial Infrastructure Designations team within the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning on 1300 967 433 or email

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2023