City applies for sports grants

The City’s top priority is a $2.34 million grant for one synthetic hockey pitch with fencing and two grass pitches, floodlighting, a clubroom and additional car parking at Warwick Open Space along with the relocation of softball and cricket infrastructure to alternative venues.

The project, listed for 2015-16, is estimated to cost $7.02 million, with the Whitford Hockey Club contributing $600,000.

The development of Bramston Park in Burns Beach, which includes a community facility, two soccer pitches, cricket wicket, floodlighting, picnic and barbecue area, playground and additional car parking, is listed for 2014-15.

The project is estimated to cost $2.93 million with a grant application for $977,000.

The third City project is the redevelopment of Hawker Park in Warwick, including a community facility, floodlighting, four cricket practice nets, new 3-on-3 basketball court and tennis hit-up wall and playground.

The project is listed for $2.74 million in 2014-15 and the City is requesting a grant of $913,000.

The final grant was submitted by the Sorrento Duncraig Junior Football Club for a floodlighting upgrade at Seacrest Park in Sorrento.

The cost to upgrade the second oval to Australian standards is estimated at $315,000 with the City and football club contributing $105,000 each and a grant request for the final $105,000.

Each year the Department of Sport and Recreation has $20 million to allocate in Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund grants.