Senate debates

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions without Notice

Sport Australia

2:53 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

The government invested $102.5 million in the Community Sports Infrastructure grant program and delivered 648 projects, building better sporting facilities for healthier and stronger communities by promoting physical activity and social connection. These grants are enabling people from right across the country to get more active, more often. Projects include upgrades to female change room facilities, lighting upgrades for local sporting clubs and surface upgrades to ensure a safer sporting environment.

Over 2,050 applications totalling nearly $400 million were made to the program, which has seen 224 projects funded as part of round 1, 232 projects funded as part of round 2—

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