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$45 million to help make community sports more inclusive and accessible

25 Mar 2024

Local sport and active recreation facilities will be made safer, more accessible, inclusive and efficient, through the Queensland Government’s $45 million Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund (MIIFF).

A total of 171 projects across Queensland have been approved funding to enhance community level sport and active recreation participation.

The program supports two categories:

  • Inclusive and Accessible – to support new and upgraded changerooms and amenities that meet universal design principles
  • Safe, Quality and Efficient – to support new, upgraded and end-of-life field of play and ancillary facilities to meet activity requirements at a community level.

Some of the projects to receive funding include: New lighting to support rugby league in Doomadgee, football in Beenleigh and oztag in Townsville; building new amenities for netball in Mount Isa and Cairns; constructing new changerooms for football in Mackay, Wondai, Carrara, Jimboomba and Darra; and upgrading the facilities at the lawn bowls clubs in Benowa and Quilpie.

The $16.35 million Round 1 of the Minor Infrastructure Program (MIP) saw overwhelming demand and supported 91 projects.

Round 2 of MIP was brought forward as a result of this demand and combined with increased funding from the Inclusive Facilities Fund to target shovel-ready projects.

This increase includes $20 million as part of a $37 million investment in women and girls’ sport, announced in August 2023.

Regardless of age or ability, an active community is a healthy community, and through programs like the Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund, the Queensland Government is supporting every community to be more active more often.

Read the full list of successful MIIFF recipients.