Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Recovery funds to aid damaged Queensland sports clubs

Recovery funds to aid damaged Queensland sports clubs
June 28, 2012

Flood and storm damaged sporting clubs across Queensland are being aided by $2.1 million in funding.

Explaining the commitment Queensland Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said many clubs were still struggling to rebuild after wild weather earlier in the year and this assistance would aid the recovery of 110 community sport and recreation organisations.

Minister Dickson stated "Queensland has seen more than its share of natural disasters recently and although the first focus is to help those whose homes and businesses have been affected, it's also important to recognise vital community organisations.

"(The) Government is committed to supporting our sporting communities at a grass roots level and this disaster recovery funding is just one way we're making sure Queenslanders can take part in active, healthy lifestyles."

Minister Dickson said the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program provided grants of up to $25,000 to go toward replacing equipment and facilities destroyed by natural disasters, adding "the funding will go a long way towards helping these clubs rebuild, including replacing equipment and repairing fields, fences, tennis courts, horse jumps and drainage systems.

"(The) Government is serious about providing better sporting equipment and facilities, so more Queenslanders can get involved in sport and recreation clubs, particularly underprivileged kids.

"That's why we've created the $16 million Get in the Game program, to give young Queenslanders who need it most an opportunity to get involved in local sporting clubs.

"Our grass roots focus could also inspire some of our future sporting stars. Students as young as 10 years old going to school today will be eligible to compete at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games."

Minister Dickson said each of the 110 sport and recreation clubs from disaster declared areas across Queensland, including Gympie, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville and St George would receive their funding grants in coming weeks.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

IP HUB

Talk To Us For Independent Advice & Specialised Services We're business people, not sales reps IP HUB is one of Australia’s leading advisors on telecoms for both small businesses and…

read more

Marketing / Technology

 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 

SOLARWISE NSW DOLPHIN TECH

Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business