Community Development Grant lights up Bracken Ridge Little Athletics

Media Release

MCC005/2016

29 January 2016

Joint release with:

Jackie Trad

Deputy Premier
Queensland Minister for Infrastructure, Local
Government and Planning

Luke Howarth

Federal Member for Petrie

The completed $238,000 Bracken Ridge Little Athletics lighting and electrical upgrade has been officially switched on.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the upgrade was funded under the Australian Government's Community Development Grants Programme, which is providing $350 million to community projects across Australia.

“The Australian Government is continuing to deliver on its election commitment to fund infrastructure upgrades across Australia,” Mr McCormack said.

“We are committed to funding projects such as this one which will have a long-term positive impact on the social and economic infrastructure of communities.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth, who joined the community in switching on the lights, said the project involved major electrical work to install and upgrade field lighting.

“This project delivers a more functional clubhouse and canteen area while also providing a safer field for little athletics participants to both compete and train,” Mr Howarth said.

“This upgrade was an election commitment and I am pleased the Government has helped support this vital project.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said the Queensland Government contributed over $88,000 to the project.

“Bracken Ridge Little Athletics has seen strong growth since its beginnings in the early 1980s,” Ms Trad said.

“Bracken Ridge is now one of the larger centres in the Little Athletics Queensland Metro North region and I am confident this upgrade will help the centre in its mission to be a place where local children want to compete.”

The Community Development Grants Programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

For further information visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/communitydevelopment/index.aspx.