Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Brisbane's community infrastructure gets major boost

Media Release

JB036/2015

21 April 2015

Joint release with:

Teresa Gambaro

Federal Member for Brisbane

The Australian Government is improving community infrastructure in Brisbane, with funding delivered for the Brisbane Inner North Sporting Community Upgrade at Hickey Park and the GPS Rugby Club House Refurbishment in Brisbane.

The Australian Government has now delivered funding for key projects:

  • $250,000 for the GPS Rugby Club Ashgrove Facilities Upgrade in Brisbane. The project will refurbish and improve amenities facilities for club members, supporters and spectators.
  • $750,000 for the Brisbane Inner North's Sporting Community (BINSC) for the Hickey Park Facilities in Brisbane. The project will involve the construction of a two-story, 690sqm community building at Hickey Park to include change rooms, community room, medical/physio room, observation areas and gym facilities.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the funding delivers on two election commitments and shows that Teresa Gambaro is delivering better community infrastructure for Brisbane.  

 “The development of both sites will create jobs during construction and have economic flow-on effects which will boost the local economy,” Mr Briggs said.

Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro said she was delighted to be able to deliver on her election commitments to fund further investment in the local community.

“Both GPS and BINSC have a tremendous, positive legacy of community engagement and what better way of continuing this legacy than through sport.

I am also pleased that these new facilities will be valuable community assets well into the future.”