Future Of Sport And Recreation In Toowoomba

The Bligh Government is encouraging Toowoomba sporting organisations and residents to express their views on where sport and recreation should be heading over the next decade in Queensland. State Member for Toowoomba North Kerry Shine and Sport Minister Phil Reeves will  tonight (2nd November) host a forum to discuss the Government’s consultation paper – Ahead of the Game – a sport and recreation vision for Queensland.

“We want to work in partnership with everyone – from clubs and associations to local government and the broader community to focus our efforts on how we can get even more Queenslanders participating in sport and recreation.”

Mr Shine said at the same time, the Queensland Government is investing in new and improved sporting infrastructure in Toowoomba.  The Sport Minister and I will present cheques to four organisations under our Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Program,” he said.

Toowoomba Hockey Association will receive $351,679 to upgrade their playing surface.
Toowoomba Cricket will use a $120,000 grant to install lighting to support cricket and rugby league at Ernest Peak   Park, Drayton.
West Toowoomba Croquet Club will $44,014 to install competition standard lighting to support croquet at Newton Park, and
Gold Park Sporting Club will receive $91,125 for the construction of change rooms to support rugby union.

Mr Shine said “We know that clubs are the lifeblood of communities, and by funding new facilities, upgrades and developments, the Bligh Government is helping to secure the future of grassroots sport.”

Details of the regional forums can be found online at www.communities.qld.gov.au/sportrec   The Ahead of the Game forum will be held at 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday, 2nd November at the Toowoomba North Bowls Club, Lemnos Street. RSVP to 4615 3600.

Further information from 4638 5755
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