Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt today announced Innisfail Rowing Club would receive funding from the
Bligh Government’s Sports Flood Fight Back Plan.

Innisfail Rowing Club will receive $67,600 to repair the pontoon which was damaged by floodwater and
to replace damaged equipment,” Mr Pitt said.

“Sport and recreation clubs are doing it tough at the moment.

“They’ve sustained varying degrees of damage as a result of floodwaters.

“We’re now in recovery mode and this funding announcement is wonderful news.

“It will provide that much-needed support to help Innisfail Rowing Club get back on their feet.”

Mr Pitt said sport and recreation clubs are the lifeblood of the community.

“They provide substantial benefits to suburbs, towns and entire regions. In many cases they are the
glue which binds communities,” Mr Pitt said.

“We’ve never seen this level of damage to sporting facilities across the state. It’s just heart-breaking.
Some I’ve seen have been left with nothing.

“That’s why the Bligh Government has provided revamped emergency funds for clubs to repair their
facilities and replace equipment.

Funding applications have now closed, however, support and assistance is still available.

“This assistance includes a 1800 173 349 advice line which will help clubs access money, skills and
professional advice on how clubs can get back up and running.

“The Bligh Government understands the impact the floods have had on Queensland families.

“It’s important that young families continue to have the opportunity to get their children outdoors and
playing organised sport.”

Some sport and recreation programs have been put on hold while these funds are being redirected to
flood recovery.