Gregory Off to a Sporting Start in 2016

The Gregory Electorate received a welcome Christmas present with the announcement of funding for 13 sports related projects under the Get Playing Places and Spaces Program.

A total of $794,781 was made available to undertake projects for sports including tennis, netball, clay-shooting, swimming and multi-sport and community facilities, such as a community gymnasium for Blackall.

“I congratulate all the applicants on an outstanding effort. These projects are community-driven and will improve the social and sporting infrastructure of communities right across Gregory, from the Barcoo to the Central Highlands,” said Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar.

“This is a much needed boost which will allow these clubs to upgrade, renovate and in a couple of cases actually create the sporting infrastructure which is the hub of community life in Gregory,” he said.

“I hope these successes inspire other applicants in Gregory to also apply. The next round won’t open until July 1, but applicants can start preparing their applications now with quotes and plans. Please feel free to contact my office for further details.”

GREGORY GRANT RECIPIENTS – Get Playing Places and Spaces Round 4



Grant Amount

Aramac Touch Football Assoc Inc

Construct a sports field and install irrigation


Barcaldine Regional Council

Artificial turf upgrade for two tennis courts at Aramac


Barcoo Shire Council

Replace two tennis courts, lighting and fencing at Jundah


Blackall Clay Target Club Inc

Install a trap for clay target shooting


Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Construct a community gymnasium at Blackall


Central Highlands regional Council

Construct an amenities block and seating for netball in Blackwater


Lochington Recreation Club

Construct disabled access, replace amenities block and pool pump shed


Longreach Netball Assoc Inc

Construct an amenities block for netball at Longreach


Longreach regional Council

Upgrade for multi-sport lighting


Longreach Tennis Club

Artificial turf upgrade for two tennis courts at Longreach


Orion Community Inc

Construct a shade roof for Orion Multi-Sport


Quilpie Shire Council

Upgrade Multi-Sport Lighting


Toompine Progress Assoc Inc

Install a clay target trap and construct an amenities block for multi-sports