Inclusive community sport and active recreation infrastructure to be built with $10 million fund
Published Saturday, 10 June, 2023 at 11:00 AM
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Honourable Cameron Dick
- $10 million for inclusive community sport and active recreation infrastructure
- Including change rooms and amenities
The Palaszczuk Government will deliver $10 million for community sport and recreation projects through next week’s State Budget, to enhance accessibility, safety, and inclusiveness, including for women and girls and people with disability.
This new Inclusive Facilities Fund is part of the Palaszczuk Government’s second 3-year action plan of Activate! Queensland, Accelerate 2022-2025.
It will deliver targeted investments aimed at building community sport and recreation facilities that support improved accessibility, inclusion and utilisation.
The Fund will assist in setting the foundations for success in the lead up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since the release of Activate! in 2019, $13 million has been delivered for 26 female-friendly facility projects across Queensland, like new or upgraded changerooms and toilets.
A further 16 sporting organisations recently received funding for improved changes rooms and facilities as part of Round 1 of the Minor Infrastructure Program, which saw a total of 91 projects approved for $16.4 million in funding.
Another six projects as part of a $2.6 million commitment into the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Legacy Fund.
Quotes Attributable to the Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick:
“Queensland’s climate and lifestyle mean everyone should have the opportunity to share in the sporting and recreational activities our state has to offer.
“The rise in women’s participation in a myriad of sports has been facilitated through earlier rounds of Activate program.
“As we head towards the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it’s important we make as many sports and sporting organisations accessible to anyone who wants to participate.
Quotes attributable to Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe:
“We know not-for-profit community sporting clubs are witnessing phenomenal growth in the number of young Queensland girls and women who want to get onto a team.
“The $10 million Inclusive Facilities Fund recognises the feedback of community clubs about the extra support they need to meet demand for new and upgraded female-friendly changerooms and accessible club infrastructure.
“This initiative is designed to maximise the rollout next year of shovel ready changerooms, amenities, ramps and wider pathways at community sporting facilities across Queensland.
“It’s an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to backing more Queenslanders to be active more often as a lasting legacy of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“We know active Queenslanders are healthy Queenslanders.”
Treasurer’s Office: Geoff Breusch 0417 272 875
Minister Hinchliffe’s Office: Darren Roberts 0427 475 089