New Fields

Townsville and District Rugby Union

Townsville District Rugby Union has outgrown its current home and needs to plan for the future.

We have been working with experts to research and develop a plan for a new home ground in Townsville and we need your feedback. The Master Plan for the future of TDRU outlines how the game can develop and prosper over the next decade with time to plan for and fund the project through a combination of grants and our own funds.

Rugby is growing strongly in North Queensland but unfortunately, the ground at Hugh Street is aging, operating beyond capacity and landlocked for future development. We have worked with local researchers to investigate possible new locations and contracted Architects Conrad Gargett to prepare a master plan for the redevelopment.

As part of the Master Plan, the TDRU is asking the rugby community to tell us what you think is needed as part of a new facility. We welcome your support for the consultation process and invite feedback on the initial design concepts. These include:

  • 5 x fields
  • 3 x fields under lights
  • 2 x fields partially lit
  • 4 x change rooms
  • TDRU administration office
  • Function room
  • Medical room
  • Referee facilities
  • Elevated and covered spectator seating to main field
  • Catering and bar space
  • 260 plus dedicated parking spaces
  • Corporate/sponsor area


Townsville Council approves Hugh St Development

The Townsville City Council voted  on whether or not to approve a new shopping centre at our current Mike Carney Toyota Park. The vote was a 7-4 split in favour of the new development! This is great news for Townsville Rugby as it will allow for a new development at the Murray Sports Complex. The development is still likely to end up in Environmental and Planning court due to pressure from local traders. We would like to thank the Rugby community for showing their support for the New Fields. For more information visit the link below.
Townsville Council approves Hugh St Development


To learn more about our move, please download the following documents

TDRU - Frequently Asked Questions

TDRU - Key features and opportunities

TDRU - Master Plan Overview

TDRU - Master Plan Report

TDRU - Master Plan - Preferred Layout

TDRU - Architectural Presentation



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