Local sporting infrastructure scores $13 million for Christmas
The Palaszczuk Government’s Get Playing Places and Spaces program has wrapped up with 164 infrastructure projects approved to receive their piece of a $13 million funding pool.
Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt said Get Playing Places and Spaces was one of four programs which form the Get in the Game initiative to support grassroots sport and recreation.
“The demand for Get Playing Places and Spaces funding has been overwhelming,” Mr Pitt said.
“I look forward to seeing the new and improved infrastructure projects that will come out of this round, ranging from playing fields and courts, through to clubhouses and lights.
“It’s terrific to see sport and recreation clubs and eligible local governments taking advantage of this program for the benefit of Queensland communities.
Get Playing Places and Spaces provides funding of up to $100,000 to develop new, upgraded or replacement sport and recreation infrastructure.
Mr Pitt said the Get in the Game initiative received a big budget funding boost with more than $80 million allocated for the next three years.
“Prior to this round of funding opening, all Get in the Game programs were reassessed and amended to better provide outcomes for Queensland communities.
“We’re proud to support local clubs to improve their facilities and, in turn, provide more opportunities for Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation,” Mr Pitt said.
Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.npsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.