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Sport and Recreation Planning Program

Round 1 has now closed for proposals.

The Sport and Recreation Planning Program (the program) provides funding to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure documents.

Departmental funding contributions are up to a maximum of $100,000 depending on the organisation type and geographic location of the project. Organisations may also be required to contribute towards the total project cost.

Important dates

  • Proposals open - 10 November 2016
  • Proposals close - 30 January 2017
  • Announcement of successful projects - March 2017
  • Successful projects commence - 1 April 2017

Who can apply?

Organisations eligible* to apply are:

  • state level organisations or state level sport or recreation peak organisations incorporated under the:
    • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
    • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
    • Cooperatives Act 2002 (Cwlth)
    • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth)
  • local governments constituted under the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld), The City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld) and the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Agreement Act 1957 (Qld)

    *Other organisations may be deemed eligible by the department. Organisations must contact the department to seek advice on eligibility and departmental approval. 

    Organisations must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • compliant with all requirements for any projects currently funded by the department
    • compliant with all requirements of the Office of Fair Trading prior to the closing date for the program.

    Eligible projects

    The following projects will be considered as eligible*:



    State Wide Facility Planning

    Planning from a state sport and recreation industry organisation that seeks to identify and prioritise facility needs across Queensland

    Regional Recreation Planning

    Planning that serves a regional purpose with strategies and priorities identified for the development of active recreation facilities (e.g. walking /riding) trails across local government borders

    Regional Sports Facility Planning

    Planning that serves a regional purpose with strategies and priorities identified for development of sport facilities across local government borders

    Local Sport/Recreation Planning

    Planning that identifies strategies and priorities addressing community needs, including the provision of sport/recreation facilties across a local government area

    Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan

    Planning to develop a comprehensive master plan that will provide direction for the long term development of a specific site

    *Other plans may be eligible at the discretion of the department

    More information


    State level sport and recreation organisations seeking further information or assistance contact the Industry Capacity and Support team on 3338 9259 or email

    Local governments seeking further information or assistance contact your nearest Sport and Recreation Services office on 1300 656 191.

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