The Queensland Government is forking out $45 million to make the states’ sport and recreation facilities more accessible and inclusive.

There are 171 projects across Queensland that have been approved funding to enhance community level sport and active recreation participation.

The program supports two categories: Inclusive and Accessible – to support new and upgraded changerooms and amenities that meet universal design principles; and Safe, Quality and Efficient – to support new, upgraded and end-of-life field of play and ancillary facilities to meet activity requirements at a community level.

Some of the projects to receive funding include new lighting to support rugby league in Doomadgee, football in Beenleigh and oztag in Townsville; new netball amenities in Mount Isa and Cairns; new football changerooms in Mackay, Wondai, Carrara, Jimboomba and Darra; and upgrading facilities at lawn bowls clubs in Benowa and Quilpie.

The $16.35 million Round 1 of the Minor Infrastructure Program (MIP) saw overwhelming demand and supported 91 projects. Round 2 of MIP was brought forward as a result of this demand and combined with increased funding from the Inclusive Facilities Fund to target shovel-ready projects.

This increase includes $20 million as part of a $37 million investment in women and girls’ sport, announced in August 2023.

Read the full list of successful MIIFF recipients.