Member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson announced today that two flood and storm damaged sporting clubs in the Maroochydore electorate will receive a funding boost thanks to the State Government’s disaster recovery funding boost.
Fiona Simpson said that the Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club and the Coolum Football Club will receive funding from the State Government’s Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.
Sport and recreation clubs were able to apply for up to $25,000 in Government funding to go toward replacing equipment and facilities destroyed by natural disasters.
“Queensland has seen more than its share of natural disasters recently and although the first focus is to help those whose homes and businesses have been affected, it’s also important to recognise our invaluable community organisations,” Ms Simpson said.
“The response to the program has been overwhelming and highlights the destruction caused by the heavy rain and flooding following ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald earlier this year.”
Ms Simpson said that she was pleased to see local clubs get back up and running as quickly as possible.
“The funding will go a long way towards replacing and repairing damaged equipment and infrastructure.”
- Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club, $4,375 for the replacement of damaged shade awnings
- Coolum Football Club, $13,907 for repairing damaged flood lights, fields and replacement of fridge and storage room roof
“The Newman Government is committed to supporting our sporting communities at a grass roots level and this disaster recovery funding is just one way we’re making sure Queenslanders can take part in active, healthy lifestyles,” Ms Simpson said.
“We’ve also recently boosted the LNP’s flagship Get in the Game program to $47.8 million, to provide better sporting equipment and facilities, so more Queenslanders can get involved in sport and recreation clubs.”