Increasing access to sport for Noosa community

A re-elected Coalition Government will commit $500,000 to upgrade the Noosa District Rugby Union Club’s building and amenities to include improved access for parents and people with disabilities, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announced today.

Mr O’Brien said the Coalition Government was committed to supporting community sporting clubs across the country, including the Noosa Dolphins Rugby Club.

“Noosa Dolphins has played a valuable role in the community for more than 36 years, bringing the community together through sport and supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of people in Noosa,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The upgraded facilities will provide more women’s amenities, baby-change facilities, and disabled amenities, allowing the club to welcome more of the community and bringing the facilities up to standard for state and national competitions.

“As well as creating jobs through the construction phase, the ability to host larger championships will bring additional visitors to the Noosa region, boosting tourism and benefiting local hospitality and accommodation providers.”

Noosa District Rugby Union Club Vice President Greg Bain said the infrastructure was “essential to the Club’s longevity and service to the community”.

“With this essential and much needed pre-election promise, the club can adequately cater for amenities for people of all abilities, women and children,” Mr Bain said.

“In addition, it will make it possible for the club to bring the field one change rooms up to a state and national standard, enabling the club to attract larger sporting events which in turn brings more visitors and spend to our region.”

In addition to being used for training and matches, about 16 community groups use the club grounds and amenities weekly, including local schools, for sporting fixtures, community events, training and festivals.

Only the Coalition Government will continue to deliver a better future for Wide Bay as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.