Local sporting groups will get a big boost through a new program from the Palaszczuk Government that will deliver funds for the master planning of sport and recreation precincts in Murrumba.
The Sports and Recreation Planning Program will allocate grants of up to $100,000 to local governments and peak sporting bodies to develop new and improved planning documents for sports precincts.
“In such a fast growing area, Council and state sporting bodies need better planning so as we have enough playing fields in the right places for the right sports.
“These funds will help them master plan these precincts so we can get them happening faster.
“This program complements the Get Playing Places and Spaces and Get Playing Plus programs, which deliver the funding to build the fields and clubhouses.
“This funding will be great for so many new sporting projects in the area.
It would be welcome to see it used to deliver new sporting fields at Griffin, Morris Road at Rothwell, and perhaps a new synthetic athletics track at Zammit Oval in Deception Bay.
“We’re looking to get a synthetic track at Zammit Oval and this grant program can really help us,” said Deception Bay Little Athletics coach Adam White.
“If this program helps us get the new track on the table, we’re all for it,” said Adam
The Planning Program opened on 10 November and proposals are due by 30 January 2017. See www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/grtants-funding for more details.