Centenary Plains BMX jumps into new clubhouse
Published: 19 July 2016
The Centenary Plains BMX Club will now be able to build a long awaited clubhouse following the announcement of a $300,000 Get Playing Plus Grant from the Queensland Government.
The grant provides a final instalment on a planned $900,000 project to build a new access road, pump track and clubhouse for the Waller Road,Browns Plains – based club.
Logan City Deputy Mayor and Division 8 Councillor, Cherie Dalley, said she was delighted the State Government had provided a contribution to top up Logan City Council’s $575,000 commitment to make the project possible.
“This is great news for all the members of the club who meet regularly and host competitions that draw people from across the sate,” Councillor Dalley said.
“This is a club that grew through the efforts of citizens who approached council and built a track for BMX riders when the area was on the fringe of urban development.
“The club has also raised $25,000 to put towards this project.
“Over time the club grew – but it was still operating its administration out of a few on-site cargo containers.
“I’m thrilled that for the first time in the club’s 30 year history they will finally have a clubhouse.”
Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Councillor Steve Swenson, said sporting clubs throughout Logan had benefitted from a range of council and state government grants.
“Last September, council submitted three applications for Get Playing Plus Grants – asking for the state to contribute to the development of the BMX facilities at Waller Park, Stage 1 of the Beenleigh Pool redevelopment and a new sports and community hub at Yarrabilba” he said.
““All three received state government funding grants, adding a total of $2.3 million towards projects valued at $6.954 million.
“Upgrading these three facilities will mean a lot to our community in terms of jobs and improved community infrastructure.”