Llew O’Brien kicks a goal for Noosa Tigers with $192,195 grant
Wet weather won’t stop Noosa Tigers Australian Football Club any more, with Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announcing a $192,195 grant to improve drainage at the Club’s oval.
Mr O’Brien said the Noosa Tigers had suffered with their grounds regularly made unplayable by heavy rain, which hampered their ability to train and host matches.
“This funding for new drainage will ensure their grounds can be used at all times, which means they can guarantee training and match opportunities and they can expand into hosting large events like state titles,” Mr O’Brien said.
“There’s about 400 players who will directly benefit from being able to train and play whatever the weather brings, and it will also boost local businesses and the tourism industry as well with visiting teams coming to the facility.”
Mr O’Brien said the club supports 250 juniors, 60 seniors and about 100 Auskick players, and it was likely to grow once the upgrade was complete.
The funding will be delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting local communities to prosper and grow, and local infrastructure projects like this are critical if we want to boost economic growth and improve local amenities and facilities,” Mr O’Brien said.
In the 2018-19 Budget, the Liberal and Nationals Government committed to funding more than 100 new regional programs that create jobs, support economic growth and improve access to essential health, education and communications services.