Queensland Sporting facilities get $75 million in disaster funding

Warped courts at Auchenflower Basketball Stadium are among more than 200 Queensland disaster-affected sites to share $75 million in joint state and federal recovery funding.

The $75 million in joint disaster recovery and resilience funding is in response to major Queensland flood and rain events since late 2021. 

Damaged council sites and sporting clubs will be repaired, re-built and strengthened through the Community and Recreational Assets Recovery and Resilience Program and the Sport and Recreation Recovery Grant Program. 

Both programs are jointly-funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Expressions of Interest opened on 13 June 2022 and closed on 8 July, with all funded projects to be completed by 30 June 2024.

This year, more than 150 sites in 20 Queensland local government areas have been assessed for damage to make sure recovery funding goes to where it’s needed most.

The funding will ensure our communities can get back to the sporting venues they use for fitness, entertainment and social unity sooner.

It is just one of the ways the state and commonwealth governments are helping Queenslanders recover from the 2021-22 disaster season.

A full list of approved recipients can be found at:www.dtis.qld.gov.au/sport/funding-programs/community-and-recreational-assets-recovery-and-resilience-program