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.”