LNP secures grassroots sports funding

6 Jul 2015 11:59 AMJann Stuckey

Pressure from the Opposition has seen the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government re-commit to the hugely popular Get in the Game program.

Member for Currumbin and Shadow Minister for Sport, Jann Stuckey MP said the previous LNP Government had committed $68 million for the state-wide initiative and up until now, Labor had been refusing to follow through with the funding.

“Local clubs in Currumbin can breathe a sigh of relief now the Labor Government has listened to the LNP and guaranteed funding for another three years,” Ms Stuckey said.

“It is disappointing it has taken this long for Labor to commit to the LNP’s Get in the Game plan, demonstrating another example of a struggling government with no plan of its own.

“Currumbin sporting and recreation clubs shared in over $624,000 to upgrade facilities, with 586 children receiving vouchers to encourage participation from this initiative.

Tugun Bowls Club received a $100,000 grant to upgrade their ditches in 2012 and Chairman Colin Billinghurst said at the time that the funding boost would be good for the whole community not just the players.

“Safety of the greens is so important and with the funding we will be able to ensure it remains a safe place to play lawn bowls. This is a great initiative that will hopefully bring more people to our club,” Mr Billinghurst said.

“Only the LNP had a plan to support local clubs in the community and thankfully the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government have recognised the benefits and supported our plan,” Ms Stuckey said.

[ENDS] 6 July 2015