May 28, 2024

Four local schools have been allocated “Go For Gold” grants from the State Government to improve sporting infrastructure.

The successful applicants were: Blackbutt, Goomeri, Murgon and Wondai State Schools.

The four schools were among 97 from across Queensland which received grants under Round 2 of the program which aims to support students to achieve their sporting best ahead of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Brisbane.

All Queensland schools, both State and independent, were able to apply for up to $500,000 in Round 2 Category 1.

The assessment of applications for funding under Category 2 (for projects up to $2.5 million) and Category 3 (over $2.5 million up to and including $5 million) is still ongoing.

Announcements are expected to be made in Term 3 this year.

Fifteen local schools received grants last year from Round 1 of the program.

They were: Benarkin, Cherbourg, Cloyna, Crawford, Durong South, Goomeri, Kilkivan, Kumbia, Murgon and Nanango State schools; Murgon and Nanango State High schools; and St John’s Lutheran School (Kingaroy), St Joseph’s School (Murgon) and St Mary’s Catholic College (Kingaroy).

Eligible infrastructure includes:

  • Indoor or outdoor sports facilities
  • Multi-purpose courts
  • Athletics pitches or upgrades to ovals
  • Refurbishment of outdoor court surfaces
  • Investment in emerging sports


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