LNP Member for Glass House Andrew Powell has pledged to continue the Newman LNP Government’s strong plan to support grassroots sport and recreation, and fight for better facilities, if re-elected.
“I’m fighting to be re-elected so that I can deliver the Palmwoods Tennis Club with a $100,000 grant to rebuild two courts, improve facilities for current members, and hopefully attract new members to the club,” Mr Powell said.
“If elected, I commit $50,000 towards improving the Conondale Swimming Pool, to ensure this well-loved community facility gets the safety and facility enhancements it needs to support the school children, swim squads, and recreational users that love it.
“Sport is such an important part of many people’s social and physical lives, and upgrades like this allow clubs to help even more people get fit and healthy”.
Mr Powell said the LNP was already delivering for Glass House under the flagship Get in the Game initiative.
“While clubs were neglected under Labor, our strong plan has already helped 14 clubs with activities to increase participation, and approved four facilities projects,” he said.
“Our local sport and recreation clubs bring our community together and promote fun and fitness, and thanks to the LNP’s strong plan, we’ve been able to boost facilities and services, and lower the cost for families, so that more Queenslanders can get active.”
Recreation and Sport Minister Steve Dickson said Get in the Game had been a huge success.
“We have seen some great results from our Get in the Game initiative since it kicked off in 2012, with more than 67,000 vouchers issued to assist kids who can least afford to participate in sport or recreation,” Mr Dickson said.
“We’ve also helped 1,330 clubs with activities to increase participation and approved 360 infrastructure and facilities projects,” he said.
“Only the LNP has a strong team with a strong plan for a stronger Queensland.”
[ENDS] 15 January 2015