Facilities unveiled at Sullivan Oval complex
New dressing sheds at the Sullivan Oval sporting complex have officially opened ahead of the start of the rugby league season.
Stanthorpe Sports Association president Colin Britton said a lot of work went into completing stage two, which also includes two disabled toilets.
"There has been significant effort put in by Junior and Senior Rugby League clubs to raise the funds required to complete stage two of the dressing sheds," Britton said.
"Funds that were raised during the Intrust Super Cup match were put aside to contribute, along with funds from Sport and Recreation and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to complete this project.
"Special thanks must be given to Sport and Recreation for without these grant funds the project wouldn't have been completed."
Junior Rugby League president Lindsay Adams said they wouldn't have been able to get this far without the Stanthorpe Sports Association.
"Without their support we would struggle to get as far as we have, that's a certainty," Adams said.
"The upgrades that we've had here... has all be based on the SSAs hard work."
Britton said the project wouldn't have been possible without community support.
Upgrades are now up to the final stage, with plans for an announcers box and first aid room. Britton said this would bring the total cost to $550,000 and would make the complex an asset.
"Once completed, the McGlew Street Sporting Complex will be able to host top level events and carnivals," he said.
"More importantly, (it will) provide the facilities to hold weekly ladies' and men's sports with adequate dressing rooms for all."
Britton said the projects wouldn't have been possible without the previous support and co-operation of Southern Downs Regional Council and members of the Sports Association.
"Together we have been able to upgrade the facility and provide an amazing sporting complex for our community and region with the ability to host significant sporting events."