Active Community Infrastructure
What we want to achieve
The Active Community Infrastructure initiative allows Queenslanders to participate in physical activities in places and spaces that follow best practice and generate social benefits for the community.
Active Community Infrastructure will identify projects that:
- demonstrate community collaboration
- support diverse and inclusive need
- activate community spaces to encourage more Queenslanders to get more active, more often.
Our investment will ensure universally designed infrastructure promotes equitable access to participation opportunities for all, including:
- women and girls
- Queenslanders who identify as LGBTIQ+
- people with disability.
This will allow organisations to address barriers to participation through infrastructure such as new change rooms for sporting clubs or additional lighting for safety.
We will invest up to $1 million (GST exclusive) per project.
How we are taking action
Around 150 infrastructure projects are set to benefit Queensland communities over the next three years through the initiative.
We will deliver well-designed facilities and upgrades where they are most needed, such as:
- change rooms
- club houses.
What we are looking for
Active Community Infrastructure is looking for projects that connect clubs and organisations to each other and the broader community, to deliver greater social benefit for Queensland.
Submissions should demonstrate:
- fit-for-purpose, universally designed infrastructure that improves accessibility and functionality of active places and spaces
- increased or improved accessibility for individuals and communities to provide broader community wellbeing
- projects that inspire activity in high-need communities across Queensland.
Find out more about submission requirements.
Expressions of interest
Organisations are encouraged to work with their local Member of Parliament to ensure projects are a priority for their local community.
Organisations must work with their local Sport and Recreation Office to submit an Expression of Interest. All expressions of interests will need to align to the objectives of Activate! Queensland, and be a priority of the community.
Projects which are not shovel ready may feed into a pipeline for further development and future consideration. Expressions of interest will be considered against a range of guiding principles.
Expressions of Interest are currently closed and will re-open in March 2020.
Helping you deliver projects
We will collaborate and coordinate efforts to improve community outcomes by working with:
- local governments
- sport and active recreation clubs
- state-level organisations
- government agencies
- other entities
- local community.
The project delivery model will be adapted to suit individual circumstances and may involve direct delivery by our department.
We will take a greater role in the delivery process to:
- reduce the burden on club volunteers
- achieve efficiencies in time and cost.
As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Queensland Government announced a number of community infrastructure projects (PDF, 208KB) to be funded as an initial allocation to kickstart the delivery of Activate! Queensland.
- Last updated:
- 7 December 2019