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    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    $1.5 million for local sports infrastructure planning

    Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Mick de Brenni

    Tuesday, May 09, 2017

    $1.5 million for local sports infrastructure planning

    Twenty-four local governments and sporting clubs will receive a share of $1.5 million dollars under the first round of a program designed to assist clubs to plan infrastructure for the future.

    Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni today announced the projects receiving funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Sport and Recreation Planning Program, and said the program will improve the quality of strategic planning and prioritisation for sport and recreation infrastructure across Queensland.

    “We’ve designed this program to help local clubs, sports and councils to gain a better understanding of the current sport and recreation infrastructure landscape at a local community level and better plan for the future,” Mr de Brenni said.

    "Strategic planning is often a challenge for sporting clubs, particularly those which are reliant on volunteers.

    “As an outcome of the funding, organisations will have quality planning documents which will support their ability to more effectively identify and prioritise the provision of infrastructure in the short, medium and long-term.

    “This information will form an extensive knowledge base to help shape the development of upcoming Queensland Government sport and recreation funding initiatives to best meet the needs of the community."

    Mr de Brenni said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting as many Queenslanders as possible to get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    “We know that there are so many benefits to getting out and active,” Mr de Brenni said.

    “The physical health benefits are clear, but involvement in sports also presents opportunities to make friends and become part of a supportive community.

    “The information provided through the Sport and Recreation Planning Program will mean we will be better placed to support community participation in sport in the future.”  

    Projects that will be funded in this first of three rounds:

    • Noosa Shire Council $75,000 – to develop a regional sports facility plan in Sunshine Coast Regional, Noosa Shire and Gympie Regional Council Areas. Total project cost = $100,000
    • Livingstone Shire Council$75,000 – to develop an active recreation infrastructure plan for the Livingstone Shire Council. Total project cost = $100,000
    • Logan City Council $100,000 - to develop a set of design guidelines for sport infrastructure in the Logan City Council Area South East. Total project cost = $200,000
    • Brisbane City Council $50,000 - to develop a 10 year synthetic facilities plan for Brisbane. Total project cost $100,000
    • Ipswich City Council $78,750 - to develop a recreational trails network plan for the White Rock Spring Mountain Conservation Estate at Ipswich. Total project cost = $105,000
    • Football Queensland $75,000 - to develop a 5 year state-wide facilities plan to support football across Queensland. Total project cost = $100,000
    • Hockey Queensland $37,500 - to develop a 10 year state-wide infrastructure plan for hockey. Total project cost - $50,000
    • Cook Shire Council $28,000 - to develop a multi-purpose sport and recreation precinct master plan for the John Street Oval Far North Qld. Total project cost = $28,000
    • BMX Queensland Inc. $45,000 - to develop a state-wide facility plan to support the sport of BMX across Queensland. Total project cost = $45,000
    • Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation $75,000 - to develop a regional strategic plan for multi-use trails in the Cassowary Coast and Tablelands Regional Council. Total project cost = $75,000
    • Northern Peninsula Regional Council $50,000 - to develop an infrastructure plan for multiple facilities and sports precinct in Northern Peninsula area Far North Qld. Total project cost = $50,000
    • Mount Isa City Council $38,625 - to develop a sport and recreation plan for Mount Isa City Council North Qld. Total project cost = $51,500
    • Scenic Rim Regional Council$75,000 - to develop a master plan for Jubilee Park Precinct in Beaudesert South West. Total project cost = $100,000
    • Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils $100,000 - to develop a sport and outdoor recreational infrastructure plan in Wide Bay Burnett Regional planning area Central. Total project cost = $140,000
    • Barcoo Shire Council $48,500 - to develop a 5-10 year sport and recreation plan for Barcoo Shire Council Central. Total project cost = $48,500
    • Queensland Cricket $100,000 - to develop a 10 year state-wide infrastructure plan for cricket in Queensland. Total project cost = $164,700.
    • Netball Queensland $100,000 - to develop an eight year state-wide facility plan (2018-2025) for Netball in Queensland. Total project cost = $135,000
    • Tablelands Regional Council $48, 609 -  to develop a 5 year sport and recreation plan at Tablelands Regional Council Far North Qld. Total project cost = $68,609
    • North Burnett Regional Council$100,000 - to develop a combined sport and recreation facilities plan for the North Burnett Regional Council and South Burnett Regional Council and Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council. Total project cost = $133,400 
    • Burdekin Shire Council $43,800 - to develop a 10 year sport and recreation infrastructure plan for Burdekin Shire North Qld. Total project cost = $58,400
    • Mackay Regional Council $50,000 - develop a 10 year sport and recreation facilities plan for Mackay Regional Council North Qld. Total project cost = $100,000.
    • Townsville City Council $29,975 - to develop a 10 year sport and recreation facility plan for Townsville City and develop a masterplan for Murray Sports Complex North Qld. Total project cost = $59,950
    • Queensland Little Athletics Association Incorporated $50,000 - to develop a 10 year state-wide infrastructure plan for athletics facilities in Queensland. Total project cost = $62,000
    • Mountain Bike Australia $37,500 - to develop a state-wide facility strategy to support mountain biking in Queensland. Total project cost = $50,000

    For more information about the Sport and Recreation Planning Program visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/grants-funding/

    ENDS

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