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Sixty five sporting facilities around Brisbane are set to receive a major boost this week thanks to a new $2.3 million injection into grassroots sporting clubs.
Today I announced that a series of grants to help organisations with everything from purchasing new mowing equipment to building a new equestrian centre.
Local sport brings communities together and more than 220,000 people are involved in organisations across the city, which is why Council is helping groups to upgrade and expand their facilities.
This is about investing in the future of local sport and reducing some of the operating costs for clubs, so that they can continue operating in the community for years to come.
Many clubs offer so much to our communities, yet they find it difficult to afford to upgrade their facilities. By funding upgrades and helping clubs maintain their grounds even more people of all ages can get involved in sport.
A number of our clubs also run valuable development programs, which are preparing the next generation of young sportsmen and women to compete in the sports they love.
Some of the larger upgrade projects that Council is funding include:
- Gibson Park Committee will receive $1000,000 to upgrade the draining and returf their fields in the Grange.
- Baseball Queensland Inc will receive $100,000 to upgrade the training facility at Bannister Park in Hendra.
- Yeronga Football Club Inc will receive $100,000 to upgrade the clubhouse and BBQ area at Leyshon Park in Yeronga.
- Aspley Memorial Bowls Club Inc will receive $100,000 to install two synthetic greens for lawn bowls.
- Tigers Australian Football Club (Mayne) Inc will receive $71,691 to install lights to field two at Memorial Park.
- Coorparoo Junior Australian Football Club will receive $88,550 to install field lights at Griffin Park.
- Balmoral Cycling Club Inc will receive $82,484 to upgrade the criterion track and install drainage at Murarrie Recreation Reserve, Murarrie.
- Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club Inc will receive $80,631 to install new lights on two fields at Jack Speare Park.
- Fig Tree Pocket Equestiran Club Inc will receive $100,000 to reconstruct the equestrian arena.
For more information about the Community Sport Clubs Grant Program, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on (07) 3403 8888.