The Government is following up its record investment in community sporting infrastructure by boosting funding for community and elite sport by $325 million to $1.2 billion over the next four years.
The Government is focused on growing participation in our community and enhancing sporting pathways for the benefit of health and productivity, while also contributing to our sustained international success.
Support for community sport
To help create healthy communities, the Government will provide $71 million, for measures including:
This new spending builds on over $300 million provided to support
community sport and local clubs under the Regional and Local Community Infrastructure program, the single biggest investment in community sporting infrastructure.
Support for our elite athletes
To allow our elite athletes to continue to entertain and inspire us, over the next four years the Government will provide $237 million, including:
Support for our Paralympians
To ensure our Paralympic athletes can continue their remarkable achievements, the Government is providing almost $16 million for the Australian Paralympic Committee's high performance programs and to support the broadcast of the 2012 Paralympic Games.
A major boost to sport funding