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

Aspley Hornets bring the great game to Queensland

Media Release

JM038/2018

10 March 2018

Joint release with:

Luke Howarth

Federal Member for Petrie

  • Works complete on the Aspley Hornets Field Upgrade in Carseldine
  • Twenty construction and fourongoing jobs have been created
  • The Coalition Government fully funded the $538,623 project

Football enthusiasts in Brisbane today marked the completion of the Aspley Hornets Field and Facilities Upgrade, providing the opportunity to increase community participation in Australian Rules football, particularly among women and girls.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the new first-class facilities will underpin the club's efforts to grow local community interest in the national game.

“By resurfacing the existing football field, upgrading the field's irrigation system and providing a dedicated-female change room, we expect these upgrades to bring in new talent ranging from young boys and girls through to the semi-professional league,” Dr McVeigh said.

“With more and more girls taking up Australian Rules as a sport, it's important that we provide appropriate facilities for the other half of the population.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the upgrade provides an improved playing surface with hard-wearing turf and an upgraded drainage system which will require less maintenance and ensure more efficient water usage.

“It will also encourage community participation in football, including through the All-Abilities Auskick program which caters for children of all ages and genders,” Mr Howarth said.

“The canteen refurbishment will provide better and healthier food and with 20 jobs created during the construction phase, and another four ongoing positions to be filled now the upgrade is complete, this project is a real winner for Carseldine.”

The Coalition Government fully funded the $538,623 project.