Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities


Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has encouraged local sporting groups to apply for funding from the $29.7 million Community Sport Infrastructure Program.

The Program is aimed at upgrading community sport infrastructure and enables sport and community organisations to apply for grants up to $500,000.

Mr Porter is urging local sporting groups to consider projects that would help build participation in physical activity, community partnerships and inclusiveness.

“Sporting facilities are vital for inspiring physical activity and health, but also for building community spirit and pride,” Mr Porter said.

“I encourage sport and community groups to collaborate and think about projects that could enhance the local facilities.

“Even the smallest of facility projects can have a big impact on boosting local business, economy, health and social cohesiveness.

“Improving lighting, playing surfaces and accessibility for different ages and genders are just some of the ways sporting facilities can be made safer and more appealing.”

The Program will be managed by Sport Australia, the Australian Government’s leading agency for sport and physical activity.

Applications will remain open until 14 September 2018.

More information on the Community Sport Infrastructure grant program can be found at