Damage to roofs was widespread along the Capricorn Coast. Photo taken in Yeppoon. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Damage to roofs was widespread along the Capricorn Coast. Photo taken in Yeppoon. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Marcia impacted sports clubs get funds from State Govt

SIX sport and recreation clubs in the Rockhampton region that were impacted by Tropical Cyclone Marcia will receive funds from the State Government.

Minister for Sport and Racing and Member for Rockhampton Bill Byrnes said the funding for the groups has been approved under the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program which aims to get local sport and recreation clubs back up and running following damage caused from natural disasters, in this case Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

"The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program provides up to $25,000 to assist with replacing much needed equipment and repairing clubhouses and grounds," he said.

The one-off funding is available to eligible cyclone and flood affected clubs under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements in declared local government areas across Queensland.

The six clubs in Rockhampton and surrounding region receiving funding are:

  •  Rockhampton Bowls Club will receive $18,091 to replace shade sails with a solid aluminium roof to mitigate further damage.
  •  Rockhampton BMX Club will receive $20,000 to undertake mitigation works.
  •  Victoria Park Gymnastic and Trampoline Club will receive $17,675 to undertake mitigation works.
  •  Broadmeadows Clay Target Club will receive $27,084 to replace a shed and concrete slab, storage facilities and half pallet of clay targets and clean up and removal of debris.
  •  Callide Valley BMX Club will receive $24,500 to undertake mitigation works at the club.
  •  Central Burnett Motorcycle Club will receive $22,335 to repair the track and replace a pump.

Funding of more than $180,000 to assist 15 clubs in affected areas has been approved under the program across Queensland since the program was announced in March this year.

"The Queensland Government is committed to helping these and other affected clubs back on track so they can continue to provide opportunities for the community to get involved in sport and recreation," Minister Byrne said

"We will continue to support local sport and recreation clubs in their time of need as they are a vital element of local communities, particularly in regional Queensland communities."



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