Seven local sporting clubs are the beneficiaries of water payment rebates from the Brisbane City Council to help cover the cost of maintaining their grounds while closed due to coronavirus.
Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner announced more than 150 community sports clubs across Brisbane would be given one-off rebates of $5,000 as part of Council’s $1 million initiative.
He advised Pullenvale Ward Councillor, Greg Adermann that the following local clubs would receive the $5,000 rebates:
- Kenmore District Junior Australian Football Club (Cubberla Sports Reserve)
- Kenmore Districts Rugby Club (Cubberla Sports Reserve)
- University of Queensland Football Club (Cubberla Sports Reserve)
- Bellbowrie Sports and Recreation Club (Booker Place Park, Bellbowrie)
- Mt. Crosby Bowls Club (Mt. Crosby)
- Colleges United Football Club (Mt. Crosby)
In addition, the Kenmore Bears senior AFL Club whose home ground is at Chelmer, also received the rebate.
Cr. Adermann said local sporting clubs were the lifeblood of community participation but coronavirus and State Government restrictions had forced most to close their doors with no revenue.
“We want to see those clubs re-open and welcome people back as soon as possible and when they do, we want the field to be well watered and ready for use.
“These non-for-profit organizations play a valuable role in building resilient, connected, healthy and vibrant communities, and now more than ever, they need our help to ensure they remain much loved spaces for our residents of all ages to enjoy,” Cr. Adermann said.
The $5,000 rebates will apply directly to the clubs’ water accounts under Urban Utilities to cover both the retail component and the State bulk water charge.