Maleny Celebrates: Upgrades to Football Clubhouse and Skate Park Funded

Wednesday, 3rd April 2024


A slice of the well sought after Minor Infrastructure and Inclusive Facilities Fund Program has been awarded to two Maleny locations, announces Glass House MP Andrew Powell.


The Program shares a total of $45 million across just 171 projects statewide, and Mr Powell is excited to announce that $600,000 of those funds are being put to work right here in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.


The Maleny Rangers Football Club have received $350,000 to upgrade their clubhouse and change room, and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council have been granted $250,000 to upgrade the Maleny skate park.


“I’ve recently been out to congratulate the Maleny Rangers in person, and the kids, female players, coaches and parents are practically beside themselves with excitement,” said Mr Powell.


“Their sad, old clubhouse has been in serious need of demolition for quite a while now, and this money is a real boon for the club.  It will allow construction to start on a new clubhouse which will include female friendly changerooms.  A huge boost given the growth in girls and women playing the “world game”!”


Meanwhile, many Maleny parents have petitioned Mr Powell for a new skate park.


“Mums, Dads and even the occasional teenager has contacted my office over the last few years to highlight how necessary a skate park upgrade is for the community.”


“It is one of the few places in town for teenagers to meet up, hang out and engage in physical activity, and when compared to other skate parks provided by council across the Sunshine Coast, it’s been found lacking.”


“While the park itself is a Council responsibility, I’ve been passing on concerns to the local Councillor and seeking state contributions for funding, so I’m stoked to see this upgrade become a reality.”


“The goal of the Fund is to make sure local sport and active recreation facilities are safe, accessible, inclusive and more efficient. Certainly, in the case of the Football Club and the skate park, this will be money well spent,” concluded Mr Powell.