Jul 25, 2013

Bright future for Brisbane Northern Suburbs Hockey Club

More than 5,000 people every year will benefit from Brisbane’s newly upgraded Northern Suburbs Hockey Club which was officially opened today.

This is the first major refurbishment of the club since it was built in 1974 and today it is the largest women’s and girls’ hockey club in Brisbane.

The Federal Labor Government contributed $230,000 towards the upgrade of the club, which was identified as a priority investment by the local community.

The upgrade included a new kitchen and bar, better toilet and showering amenities and easier access for people with disability.

The ground lighting has also been upgraded, which offers brighter playing fields and allows for matches to be played later.

Hockey fans, other sports enthusiasts, school and community groups and visiting families can now enjoy these improvements for many years to come.

The upgraded facilities will also help encourage more people to take up hockey, touch football and other popular sports played at the club.

This project is a good example of the real benefits of targeted, long-term investment in our communities, creating 10 jobs during construction and meeting the community’s needs over the longer term.

The Federal Labor Government has invested more than $20 million in new or upgraded community infrastructure in the Brisbane area, including a new community hub at Moorooka and new sports and recreational facilities for young people in Mount Gravatt.