Hervey Bay clubs score funding to Get Playing

by Ted Sorensen
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Hervey Bay clubs score funding to Get Playing

Christmas has come early for two Hervey Bay sport and recreation clubs with the third round of the Get Playing grants program wrapping up for the year.

Get Playing forms part of the Queensland Government’s $68 million Get in the Game initiative, and provides sport and recreation clubs with better facilities.

Member for Hervey Bay, Ted Sorensen said the local clubs had shared in more than $11.4 million worth of funding, approved to almost 140 clubs statewide under the latest round.

“Sport and recreation clubs are an integral part of this community and are used by hundreds of kids, so it’s important that their infrastructure and facilities are modern and safe,” Ted said.

“Get in the Game is focused on promoting greater participation at the grassroots community level and supporting local clubs and this funding will help achieve that in Hervey Bay,” he said.

In this round, two local clubs will receive $153,004 in Get Playing funding to improve their infrastructure and facilities.

The clubs and projects receiving funding are:
Hervey Bay Junior Rugby League ($100,000) to construct an amenities block with change rooms and additional female amenities
Fraser Coast Outrigger Canoe Club Inc. ($53,004) to construct a storage and meeting compound to support outrigging at Hervey Bay

Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Dickson said the Queensland Government was keen to encourage more families to get involved in sport and recreation.

Mr Dickson said clubs to receive funding through the latest round of the Get Going program, which provides up to $10,000 for resources, equipment and services, would be announced soon.

Further details on Get in the Game are available at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame



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