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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former 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

Bright lights and sporting prospects, to shine at Bracken Ridge's McPherson Park

Media Release


28 October 2016

Joint release with:

Luke Howarth

Federal Member for Petrie

  • Bracken Ridge Little Athletics lighting upgrade means twilight sports can begin at the facility
  • Bracken Ridge Little Athletics Club is one of the largest centres in Little Athletics in the Queensland metro North Region
  • Upgrade made possible by $150,000 investment from the Federal Coalition Government

Bracken Ridge athletes can now compete in twilight competitions with McPherson Park's new lights officially switching on, from a vital upgrade to Bracken Ridge's key centre for athletics.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the project will help the region nurture Australia's next generation of athletes.

“Bracken Ridge Athletics Club is one of the largest Little Athletics centres in the 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,” Minister Nash said.

“I am a massive sports fan and I'd be thrilled to see a future Olympian come from Bracken Ridge!

‘I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to and great sporting infrastructure can make that happen.

“The Club will also be able to compete with other larger regional areas by introducing twilight sporting events and competitions, ensuring its viability for years to come.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the old lights had been in use for about sixteen years “so it was definitely time for an upgrade”.

“The new lights have already been a tremendous change for the young athletes and other sports teams that train on the field.

“We live in a beautiful area, with such an active community, and I'm so glad I was able to help Bracken Ridge Little Athletics secure funding for this upgrade” Mr Howarth said.

The Bracken Ridge Little Athletics Lighting and Electrical Upgrade project was jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $150,000 and the Queensland Government $88,194.

  • Each year across Queensland, approximately 14,500 boys and girls enjoy the activities that Little Athletics has to offer.