Pressure from the Opposition has seen the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government re-commit to the hugely popular Get in the Game program.
Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar said the previous LNP Government had committed $68 million for the state-wide plan and up until now, Labor had been refusing to follow through with the funding.
“Local clubs across Gregory can hope for some relief after the Labor Government has listened to the LNP and guaranteed funding for another three years,” Mr Millar said.
“This is a very welcome announcement, but it is disappointing it has taken this long for Labor to commit to the LNP’s Get in the Game plan. It is another example of a struggling government with no plan of its own.
“Only the LNP had a plan to support local clubs in regional Queensland and thankfully the Palaszczuk-Gordon Government have recognised the benefits and supported our plan. Sport is a central part of community life right across Gregory. Get in the Game helped clubs to build their resources and ensured that the children of struggling families could also participate. It was a resounding success and I have a couple of clubs right now waiting to hear this news,” he said.
“Hundreds of clubs have benefited from the ‘Get in the Game’ program implemented by the LNP and we hope many more will continue to benefit from the program.”