The strategy outlines a 10-year plan aimed at ensuring Queenslanders were active and healthy, quality infrastructure was available to community clubs and participants, and Queensland elite athletes are performing on the world stage.
Cricket is set to be one of the major benefactors from the strategy as one of six leading sports to enter into funding arrangements with the State Government.
The strategy is also set to open up more opportunities for cricket clubs across the state to apply for infrastructure and facilities funding.
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 strategy sets the scene for success from grassroots activity right through to elite level, and beyond.
“Activate! Queensland is a whole of government approach that will see $506.4 million invested over the next three years to get all Queenslanders more physically active, more often,
"We’re investing in the success of Queenslanders, whether that’s breaking down the financial barriers to getting involved, or investing in high performance facilities and programs, we’re backing local athletes every step of the way."
To ensure Queensland’s athletes stay at the top on the world stage, Activate! Queensland will invest $44.5 million to fund sporting excellence.
With the exciting prospect of a potential 2032 Olympics, Minister de Brenni recognised the importance of establishing Queensland as a national leader of sport science and programs.
“By working with the Queensland Academy of Sport and State level organisations, we will back our local elite athletes and ensure that they have access to world-class technology, coaching, and high-performance programs.
“And, with ongoing investment in Queensland stadiums – like the $35 million redevelopment of the Gabba – athletes will be able to showcase their skills in world-class facilities.
“This investment will see Queensland’s sporting facilities setting the new gold-standard.”
For full details on Activate Queensland and to read the strategy, visit the QLD Government website.