Funding Program for Sport Infrastructure

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is encouraging local sporting groups in the Whitsunday region to apply for funding for a national $29.7 million program aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure.

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Under the Sport Infrastructure grant program launched this week, sport and community organisations can apply for grants up to $500,000 to upgrade sporting infrastructure in 2018-19.

Mr Christensen urges local sporting groups to consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness.

“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, and for building on that community spirit and pride.

I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance the facilities in the Whitsunday region. Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness.”

“Improving lighting, playing surfaces and accessibility for different ages and genders are just some of the ways sporting facilities can be made safer and more appealing.”

The program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.

Applications will remain open until September 28 and more information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at