The State Government is giving local councils $200,000 to help them plan sporting infrastructure for the future.
The North Burnett Regional Council will receive $100,000 to develop a combined sport and recreation facilities plan for the North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg council areas. The total cost of the project will be $133,400.
The Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils (WBBROC) – the umbrella body for all Wide Bay councils – will also receive $100,000 to develop a sport and outdoor recreational infrastructure plan for the Wide Bay Burnett regional planning area.
The total cost of this project will be $140,000
Sport Minister Mick de Brenni said on Tuesday that 24 councils and sporting clubs would receive a share of $1.5 million under the first round of the three-round Sport and Recreation Planning Program.
He said the program would improve the quality of strategic planning and prioritisation for sport and recreation infrastructure across Queensland.
“We’ve designed this program to help local clubs, sports and councils to gain a better understanding of the current sport and recreation infrastructure landscape at a local community level and better plan for the future,” Mr de Brenni said.