Auchenflower Stadium Secures $1.34 Million Recovery Funding

Auchenflower Stadium
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A $1.34-million recovery funding agreement has moved Auchenflower Stadium one step closer to being rebuilt. The facility is one of 200 other disaster-affected sites that will benefit from a $75-million recovery and resilience program.

Queensland Sports Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that the $1.34 million funding will be used to replace the indoor basketball courts of the Auchenflower Stadium, which were “warped beyond repair” because of the flooding in February 2022.

The venue is vital to the community, as more than 7,500 games are played at the Auchenflower Stadium every year. However, because of the flood damage, only 772 fewer games have been played year-round, impacting thousands of players, coaches and supporters.

“This funding will see two new timber courts laid by tradies to return the stadium to full playing capacity as soon as practical,” Mr Hinchcliffe said.     

“We know the last year has been heartbreaking for players, coaches and volunteers across many parts of Queensland.

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“This year, more than 150 sites in 20 Queensland Local Government Areas have been assessed for damage to make sure recovery funding goes to where it’s needed most.

“Volunteers and council staff have worked incredibly hard to get sporting and council facilities back on their feet ahead of the roll out of major repairs and replacement infrastructure.

“It has been a tremendous effort that demonstrates the true resilience of Queenslanders.”