Get Playing Plus

Up to $1.5 M is available to support sports and recreation infrastructure development projects.

Get Playing Plus


Get Playing Plus is part of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative designed to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level. The program assists in developing places and spaces that increase participation opportunities, meet service gaps and address regional needs.

Projects must be a new or major upgrade to an existing place or space that supports participation in sport and recreation activities.



The objectives of Get Playing Plus are to support the development and improvement of sport and recreation infrastructure that will:

  • increase Queenslanders’ participation in sport and recreation activities;
  • address current and future regional needs for community sport and recreation infrastructure.



Organisations can apply for funding for projects under the following categories:

  1. New place or space
  2. Upgrade, improvement or replacement of existing place or space

The minimum departmental funding contribution for projects is $300,000 (GST exclusive).

The maximum departmental funding contribution for projects is $1,500,000 (GST exclusive). Departmental funding contributions are dependent on the geographic location of the project in Queensland.


Eligible Projects

A wide variety of sport and recreation infrastructure projects will be considered for funding. To be considered eligible for funding under Get Playing Plus, the project must be new infrastructure or an upgrade, improvement or replacement of existing infrastructure that can clearly demonstrate how the proposal addresses the current and future regional need for community sport and recreation infrastructure and increases participation in sport and recreation activities.

Councils can apply for one project per population of 100,000 or part thereof, up to a maximum of FIVE projects. All other organisations can apply for ONE project only.

To be considered eligible, projects must have the following items confirmed when submitting a project proposal:

  • Land tenure documentation.
  • Right to occupy/lease/access arrangements for a minimum of three years from April 2016 (projects on local government owned or tenured land).
  • Right to occupy/lease/access arrangement for a minimum of five years post-construction (projects on school, privately owned land or State owned land without local government tenure)
  • Land owner’s permission to undertake the proposed project.
  • Proposed project sketch design.
  • Proposed project site plan.
  • An independent quantity surveyor’s estimate, dated from no earlier than 1 January 2016.
  • Scope of works.
  • Meet minimum required standards for the sport/recreation activity.


Eligible Applicants

Organisations eligible to apply are:

  • a local government constituted underthe Local Government Act 2009 and the City of Brisbane Act 2010
  • a local, regional or state level not-for-profit sport or recreation organisation or
    not-for-profit community organisation (whose primary objective is sport or recreation) incorporated under the:
      • Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
      • Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
      • Cooperatives Act 2002 (Cwlth)
      • Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth)
      • Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Limited Agreement Act 1957 (Qld)
  • a sport or recreation club formed within a Queensland university.

Organisations must also:

  • be compliant with the Office of Fair Trading (if applicable).
  • have met any contractual obligations of projects currently funded by the department.



Applications close 29 April 2016.


More Information

  • Source
  • Get Playing Plus “How to” guide and Troubleshooting manual
  • Get Playing Plus Guidelines

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