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Three projects proposed under sports funding program

Published: 28 August 2015

Three projects proposed under sports funding program

Logan City Council will submit three proposals for priority funding to the Queensland Government under the Get Playing Plus 2015 funding program, which opens for registrations of interest on 1 September.

The program provides funding for significant sporting infrastructure projects which develops facilities at a regional level or involves multiple sports and recreational opportunities.

This year council will nominate funding for:
* development of sporting facilities and club house at Shaw Street Yarrabilba
* development of BMX facilities at Waller Park; Browns Plains and
* redevelopment of the Beenleigh Aquatic Centre, Beenleigh.

The combined value of the three projects, which would include joint state, Council and partner funding is nearly $7 million.

Chair of the Sport and Community Services Committee, Councillor Russell Lutton said the projects were identified in consultation with community and sporting groups and would require a significant investment from the Logan City Council.

"We're keen to develop and renew regional sporting facilities that encourage people to get out and active," he said.

"The projects are a significant investment by council in diverse but much needed facilities. If we can gain a funding commitment from the state they will be a great asset to the people of Logan and the broader region."

According to the state government funding timetable, detailed project proposals will be submitted in April 2016 and the state's funding decision will be approved on 16 May 2016, for proposed construction from 1 July 2016.