David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

New storage shed for Goondiwindi sporting clubs

June 28, 2021

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced the Gilbert Recreation Association will make use of a $20,000 Federal Government grant to construct a storage shed for use by four local sporting groups in Goondiwindi.

“This is great news for the sporting clubs who will now have a safe place to store their equipment when they’re not on the field,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The funding will support the construction of a multi-purpose storage shed, which will be used by the Goondiwindi Little Athletics club, the junior and senior soccer clubs and the Goondiwindi Junior Cricket Club.

“The shed will allow for these clubs to securely store their equipment including high jump posts and mats, javelins, shot put and discus equipment, soccer nets, balls and training aides, cricket bowling machine and shared line marking equipment.

“Through their partnership with Goondiwindi Regional Council, the Gilbert Recreation Association Inc has developed some of the best playing fields outside the major cities.

“The fields and the activities they support play a very important role in the livability of the town through promoting social interaction and healthy lifestyle pursuits. This project in particular will encourage and support participation for the combined 400 members of the clubs and attract further members to join.

“Regional communities are the heart of this country and I want to make sure that small capital projects are funded and the community gets exactly what it needs.”

Round 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme has seen $150,000 in Federal Government funding made available to Maranoa community groups. 14 projects across Maranoa were funded in this round.

Project grants range from $2500 to $20,000 to help bolster rural communities.