Rowers across the Moreton Bay-North Brisbane regions will benefit from a Morrison Government investment in new facilities at Lake Kurwongbah.
The Pine Rivers Rowing Club will receive a significant funding boost to expand its facilities at the lake.
The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Coalition Government would provide a grant of $200,000 for the club to build a new boat shed.
Mr Dutton said the new shed would accommodate growth in the club’s youth rowing program and help introduce the sport to more participants.
The Federal Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie visited the club today to inform members of their success in gaining the funding from the Move It Aus Community Sport Infrastructure Grant program.
“We understand that our success and prowess as a sporting nation begins with grassroots sports which is why we have focused our investment in local sporting facilities,” Senator McKenzie said.
Mr Dutton said it was a priority for the Morrison Government to promote physical activity and sport.
“Our Government has prioritised spending at the grassroots level because we recognise the wider health, social and community benefits that come from participating in local sporting clubs,” Mr Dutton said.
Pine Rivers Rowing Club is the only rowing club in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and Moreton Bay Region and was one of 39 projects to receive grant funding in Queensland.
For further information contact: Peter Dutton’s Electorate Office 3205 9977.