$1.3 million for Noosa Golf Club boosts local jobs and tourism

An upgraded car park and course at Noosa Golf Club will create more than 40 jobs and support Noosa’s tourism and hospitality sectors, with Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announcing $1.3 million for the project today.

“The Noosa Golf Club has a growing membership and it’s a valuable community venue for local not-for-profit organisations, however, the course is ageing and needs to be rebuilt, and the existing car park is inadequate and forces people to park on the busy Cooroy-Noosa Road,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This upgrade will not just improve safety with an additional 50 car park spaces, but it will create three permanent jobs, 40 jobs throughout construction, and allow the Club to host large-scale golfing events and championships such as the Queensland Veterans’ Championships, which attracts 200 or more players, which will boost Noosa’s tourism sector.

“It’s a win for the Club members, for the broader community using the venue, for local suppliers and accommodation providers, for local charities supported by the Club such as Noosa Rotary and Zonta, and also for anyone using the Cooroy-Noosa Road.”

The $2.6 million upgrade is jointly funded by the Noosa Golf Club and the Liberals and Nationals Government, which is investing $1.3 million through the Community Development Grants program.

“The committee and members are very excited to have the Federal Government support and to partner with us in this very important project,” Noosa Golf Club general manager Allan Harris said.

“The Club will be able to better utilise the Clubhouse and facilities for supporting local clubs, sporting clubs and charities along with attracting major golfing events that will contribute to the local businesses.”

“This upgrade will mean that the Club can further develop programs associated with junior clinics along with adult clinics, particularly women, and with the course upgrade, the Club will be able to attract State or Federal golf competitions which will mean that the local community will benefit from visitors to the region.”