Liberal National Party candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has outlined major commitments to Redland sporting clubs to set them up for future growth and greater female participation.
Mr Pike said that a re-elected LNP Government will provide $1.84 million to three local projects which have been identified as key projects to cater for growing demand.
“Our city’s sporting clubs play a critical role in the development of our young people and I’m pleased to be able to support them with these commitments,” Mr Pike said.
The LNP has committed $300,000 to construct new female changerooms at the Capalaba Bulldogs Football Club .
“Despite the fact that the Bulldogs has a top flight women’s team, and has produced a number of Matildas players, the clubhouse does not have specific female facilities,” Mr Pike said.
“The investment will provide more opportunity for female participation and provide Capalaba with a strong case to be a training facility for the 2032 Olympics.”
Mr Pike has also committed to provide $1.5 million for the aging clubhouse at the Alexandra Hills Australian Football Club to be upgraded, including the addition of female changerooms to cater for the growing number of women and girls playing the sport.
“The Bombers clubhouse is not only the heart of the footy club, it’s also a central meeting point for the whole Alex Hills community, with many organisations using the facility for their meetings and event,” Mr Pike said.
“Redland City Council are planning for works to fix drainage issues and upgrade facilities here at Keith Surridge Oval, and it presents a great opportunity for us take the Bombers facilities to the next level.”
“An LNP Government commitment of $1.5 million will get this project moving and leverage Council investment to deliver a top-class asset for our community.”
In addition, the LNP has committed to provide the North Stradbroke Island Rugby League & Allsports Club with $40,000 for new shade structures at Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich.
Ron Stark Oval is the central hub of most of Stradbroke Island’s major community events and is home to the Straddie Sharks Rugby League Club.
“For some time the club has been seeking funding for shade structures to provide the oval with greater amenity for both sporting and community events,” Mr Pike said.
“I’m pleased to be able to announce that a re-elected Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will make this happen and ensure that locals and visitors alike can enjoy this beautiful spot in greater comfort.”
The LNP’s planned investment totals over a million dollars more than recent sporting commitments made by the Labor Party for the Redlands.