The Morrison Government will upgrade and improve the sporting facilities at the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Lifesaving Club, as part of a plan to get local residents more active, more often.
Local MP Karen Andrews said the $96,966 investment is part of the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program, established by the Morrison Government, to provide funding for improvements at local sporting facilities.
“The Morrison Government has prioritised investment in local grassroots sport because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from greater activity and participating in sport,” Minister Andrews said.
“It is a key priority of our Government to promote the social and health benefits of physical activity and sport.
“This project addresses the loss of training facilities at the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Lifesaving Club. Increased demand has caused all of the available space in the club to be used for storage of equipment and craft. This has caused a significant loss of space for physical and sports training, which is a major component of the club facilities. Building the external storage facility will give club members their training space back.”
The investment in local facilities was made possible by an additional $40 million for the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program which was allocated in the 2019-20 Budget.
“The demand for funding under this program has demonstrated that sporting and community organisations are eager to upgrade their facilities,” Minister Andrews said.
“Thanks to the Morrison Government’s responsible economic management and budget surplus, we are in a position to support these projects.
“Our strong economic management means that we can deliver the essential services that keep families on the Gold Coast safe and well, and support the community groups who are the lifeblood of our communities.”