Major funding: Maranoa Regional Council scores $850K towards building eight new netball courts
THE Maranoa Regional Council has received a massive $850,000 windfall from the State Government to help build netball courts.
The funding, which will provide to bulk of the money needed for council’s $1.28 million project, will help construct eight netball courts, a clubhouse, car parking and four team shelters in Roma.
Maranoa was one of 25 councils across the state to get a share in the $39.6 million Get Playing Plus program, and just one of three councils in south-west Queensland.
Treasurer and Sport Minister Curtis Pitt said the funding would help to promote grassroots sport in Roma and the Maranoa.
“These are exciting projects that I know will deliver much-needed infrastructure improvements and even new infrastructure to create more sport and recreation opportunities for locals,” Mr Pitt said.
“Our goal is to ensure more Queenslanders are getting outdoors, staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“There is also the added benefit of stimulating local employment opportunities by investing in projects of this scale, which is particularly welcome news in regional and rural Queensland.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with clubs, organisations, local councils and government to help improve facilities for members and the local community.”