THREE sports facilities in Ipswich will share in $16m for facility upgrades aimed at boosting sport participation and helping the state’s prospects at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The government’s minor infrastructure program has approved 91 projects across the state.
Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe the investment would maximise the state’s “green and gold runway” to the 2032 Games.
Locally the Ipswich City Council will receive $115,000 to replace end-of-life lighting on a softball diamond at George and Eileen Hastings Sport Complex.
As well they will get $143,502 to upgrade lighting to support safe participation and enable more efficient use of football fields at Sutton Park.
The Ipswich Hockey association has also been successful in the funding getting $250,000 to replace an end-of-life playing surface at Raceview.
Minister Hinchliffe said from the border to the Cape, they’re backing not-for-profit sporting clubs and active recreation organisations to build the infrastructure upgrades they need and support their volunteers to be their best.
“Collaboration is at the very heart of these initiatives to enhance pathways to maximise podium ready Queensland competitors and coaches for 2032.”
In all the government handed out sporting grants about 90 clubs.