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MINISTER FOR TOURISM AND RECREATION

FOR PRESS Canberra, November 9, 1973

Embargoed until 8 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 1973

Aid to sports complexes

The Minister for Tourism and Recreation, Mr Frank Stewart

today announced grants worth $3,239,450 for single and multipurpose

recreation and sporting facilities throughout Australia.

However, it is expected that of this sum only $2,339,950

will be spent this financial year.

This is the first time in Australian history that Federal

grants have been made on such a massive scale.

"I regard it as the start of a new, exciting era in

recreation, involving tens of thousands of people", Mr Stewart said.

"Our backlog in all States is tremendous, due to the

neglects of the past.

"It will take years to meet even the most pressing needs."

Mr Stewart said the grants had been made almost exclusively

where State or local authorities themselves were prepared to share

the burden.

"Self-help is one very important criterion for these

subsidies.

"We want to be helpers and providers without creating a

paternalistic system." ·

Mr Stewart said he hoped to make further grants to bring

the total actual expenditure for 1973/74 to about $3 million, which

is the amount provided in the Budget.

The grants have been awarded for a wide variety of projects

78 all told.

These are the State breakdowns of the grants:

New South Wales

Victoria

Queensland

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania

$855,850 for 19 projects;

$774,750 for 22 projects;

$270,000 for 14 projects;

$535,000 for 4 projects;

$463,850 for 10 projects;

$340,000 for 9 projects.

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Mr Stewart said the size and population of the States was

only one of the many considerations he had kept in mind.

"We want to offer help where it is most urgently needed,

regardless of State frontiers", he said. · ■

"I have no doubt that in the long run, a fair balance

will develop between the States, cities and country areas."

These are the individual projects receiving grants:

NEW SOUTH WALES

Alectown: Water pipelines and amenities block to swimming

pool.

Bogan Gate:

Metropolitan West,

Netball courts and amenities block.

Girraween: Multi-purpose hall at High School.

Cobar:

Crows Nest,

Youth complex.

North Sydney: Indoor swimming pool at High School.

Narrabeen: Indoor pool at Recreation Centre.

Dungog:

Metropolitan West,

Basketball and tennis courts.

Seven Hills:

Belmont:

Sports field and amenities at High School.

Sporting fields.

Liverpool,Moorebank: Multi-purpose hall at High School.

Macquarie Fields: Multi-purpose hall at High School.

Warners B a y : Sporting fields.

Ulladulla: Multi-purpose hall at High School.

Bomaderry: Amenities at sports field.

Randwick: All-weather athletics track. .

Katoomba: Indoor recreation centre.

Riverstone: Enlarging swimming pool.

Emerton: Swimming pool.

Byron Bay: Recreation ground.

VICTORIA

Essendon: Sporting complex

Doveton, Berwick: Gymnasium at youth centre.

Kilsyth, Lilydale: Sporting complex.

Glen Waverley: Women's sporting fields and amenities.

Bulleen, Doncaster:

Kensington South,

Basketball stadium.

Melbourne: Cominnnitv R^rrpation Centre».

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Gymnasium and amenities,

Improvements to poo17

Indoor family leisure centre.

Indoor sporting complex.

Indoor sporting complex.

Amenities at sports field.

Indoor sporting complex. '

Indoor sporting complex:

Sporting complex.

Swimming pool and amenities.

Indoor sporting complex at High School.

Indoor sporting complex.

Indoor sporting complex, associated with school.

Widening of rowing course.

Sporting complex and amenities. ,

New ranges for World Shooting Championships.

Gladstone Sports &

Parks Development

Committee: Sporting complex.

Gladstone Amateur .

Basketball Assocn: Basketball courts and amenities.

Townsville National

Fitness Area C t e e : Indoor sporting complex.

Rockhampton Amateur

Basketball Assocn: Indoor basketball courts.

Annerley Recreation

Club: Sporting field.

YMCA Little ·

Athletics: Sporting fields and amenities.

Nambour Branch Qld

Police-Citizens Youth

Welfare Assocn: Indoor sporting complex.

Brisbane Sporting

Shooters Assocn of

Australia: New range and amenities.

Clifton Hill,

Collingwood:

Footscray:

Carrington Park,

Knox City:

Greensborough,

Diamond Valley:

Leongatha:

Morwell:

Wangaratta:

Donald:

Traralgon:

Minyip:

St Arnaud:

Bendigo Wes t :

Warracknabeal:

Ballarat:

Maffra:

Shooting Ranges

(Melbourne):

QUEENSLAND

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Mackay Amateur

Judo Club:

-Wynnum Table Tennis

Assocn:

Maryborough Amateur

Basketball Assocn:

Townsville Amateur

Basketball Assocn:

Rockhampton Indoor

Bowls Assocn:

Cairns Table Tennis

Assocn:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Whyalla:

Loxton:

Marion:

Campbe11town:

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perry Lakes:

Belmont:

Roebourne:

Balga/Osborne Park:

Donnybrook:

Marmion/Sorrento:

Mullewa:

Broome:

Koorda:

Claremont:

TASMANIA

Zeehan:

Latrobe,

Devonport:

New Norfolk:

Parklands High

School, Burnie:

Training hall.

Table tennis centre.

Indoor basketball court.

Indoor and outdoor basketball courts.

Indoor bowls hall. .

Re-location of table tennis centre.

Community recreation centre.

Indoor sports complex.

Swimming complex and amenities.

Recreation complex at High School.

Administrative centre and sporting complex

Community recreation centre, adjacent to

High School.

Sports complex.

Two recreation centres.

Aquatic facilities.

Community recreation centre. .

Community recreation centre. ·

Sporting field and amenities.

Indoor recreation facilities.

Sporting amenities.

Recreation ground amenities.

Indoor sports centre.

Indoor sports centre.

Indoor sports centre at High School.

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Kings Meadows High

School, Launceston: Indoor sports centre at High School.

Launcestpn Velodrome: Cycling track and sports complex.

Westbury: Indoor sports centre.

Montagu Bay: Indoor sports centre. .

Kingborough: Indoor sports centre.