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Active Community Infrastructure

The Active Community Infrastructure initiative aims to provide fit-for-purpose, universally designed infrastructure to communities that need it most.

The program is part of the Activate! Queensland strategy to empower more Queenslanders to enjoy physical activity and improve their health and wellbeing.

Active Community Infrastructure in action

Active Community Infrastructure identifies projects that:

  • demonstrate community collaboration by connecting clubs and organisations to each other and the broader community
  • support diverse and inclusive needs, such as women and girls, LGBTIQ+ community, seniors and people with disability
  • activate community spaces to encourage more Queenslanders to get more active, more often.

This will allow organisations to address barriers to participation through infrastructure such as new clubhouses or change rooms for sporting clubs, additional lighting and surfaces for safety.

Around 150 infrastructure projects are set to benefit Queensland communities over the next three years through the initiative, with up to $1 million (GST exclusive) invested per project.

Find out more about submission requirements.

What we’ve achieved

Through round 1, we’re delivering $16 million in funding for infrastructure projects to 21 organisations.

Funding recipients

Organisation Project descriptionActivityLocation Proposed investment up to and not exceeding (GST Exclusive)

Cairns Regional Council

Upgrade lighting and construct pathways, activity spaces and parking to support multi-sport and active recreation

Australian football and cricket

Griffiths Park, Manunda

$1,000,000

Carpentaria Shire Council

Construct new change rooms and amenities, construct a storage shed and construct shade structure to support multi-sport

Rugby league

John Henry Memorial Oval, Normanton

$1,000,000

Central Highlands Regional Council

Construct a new skate park and multi-purpose precinct to support physical activity

Walking

Pushin Park, Blackwater

$1,000,000

Charters Towers Rugby Union Football Club Inc.

Construct new modular change rooms and amenities complex to increase participation for females and persons with disabilities

Rugby union and netball

Charters Towers, Millchester

$800,000

Cloncurry Shire Council

Construction of pathways and a water park

Active recreation

Cloncurry

$360,000

Discovery Coast Sport and Recreation Association Inc.

Construct two tennis courts, a walking track and an outdoor gym to support physical activity

Tennis

Agnes Water

$ 593,000

Emu Park Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.

Construct new storage area, change rooms and upgrade disability beach access

Surf life saving

Emu Park

$1,000,000

Garbutt Magpies Sporting and Cultural Association Inc.

Construct new modular change rooms, install lighting and upgrade existing clubhouse

Australian football

Harold Phillips Oval, Garbutt

$1,000,000

Guides Queensland

Upgrade existing amenities block

Active recreation

Mon Repos

$275,000

Ipswich State High School

Upgrade sport oval to a new synthetic soccer field

Football

Ipswich State High School, Brassall

$ 650,000

Leichhardt Junior Soccer Club Inc.

Construct new change rooms, upgrade existing clubhouse with covered patio, install new lighting on field two and upgrade existing lighting on field one

Football

Woree

$900,000

Longreach Regional Council

Construct an undercover structure with lighting to support multi-sports

Netball

Longreach Showgrounds, Longreach

$900,000

Mount Isa City Council

Construct pump track, multi-purpose court, outdoor exercise equipment and shade structures to support physical activity

Multi-sport

Gallipoli Park, Mount Isa

$895,000

Nambour Rugby League Club Inc.

Upgrade existing clubhouse incorporating female change rooms, kitchen, training and meeting rooms

Rugby league

Nambour

$750,000

Newtown Lions Football Club Inc.

Construct new amenities block and upgrade lighting and irrigation system

Rugby league

Drayton

$ 720,000

North Lakes College

Upgrade field and lighting, construct change rooms and amenities and construct shaded spectator seating

Football

North Lakes College, North Lakes

$1,000,000

Somerset Regional Council

Construct new multi-purpose facility to support fitness

Active recreation

Toogoolawah

$820,000

Souths Sunnybank Rugby League Football Club Inc.

Install change rooms, including unisex amenities and amenities for people with a disability

Rugby league

Sunnybank

$250,000

Torres Shire Council

Installation of stationary fitness stations

Active recreation

The Esplanade, Thursday Island

$350,000

Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Refurbishment of an existing derelict basketball court and construction of a pathway, including a ramp for people with a disability to support multi-sport

Basketball

Dauan Island

$690,000

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

Construct amenities

Netball

Yarrabah

$625,351

As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Queensland Government announced a number of community infrastructure projects (PDF, 208KB) to be funded as an initial allocation to kickstart the delivery of Activate! Queensland.

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2021