Sport2030 announcement reinforces commitment to community sports infrastructure grant

The Government has unveiled Sport 2030, a plan to reshape the face of Australian sport and build a healthier, more physically active nation.

In the announcement, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Sport, Minister for Rural Health and Minister for Regional Communications, said the plan will help to get more Australians more active, more often, drive sporting excellence and success, safeguard the integrity of sport, and strengthen the sports industry.

“Sport 2030 recognises sport plays a very significant role in Australia’s economy — from our biggest cities, to regional and remote communities —and we need to maximise these benefits,” Minister McKenzie said.

“The Sport 2030 vision is for Australia to be the world’s most active and healthy sporting nation, known for its integrity and sporting success.”

As part of this vision, the Australian Sports Commission will be rebranded as Sport Australia and will champion the rollout of Sport 2030, maintaining a strong focus on sport and the sport sector, while working more broadly to get Australians moving.

Sport Australia will also play a key role in helping the Government to provide better access to sporting facilities through the Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program announced in the 2018-19 Budget.

The program will provide grants of up to $500,000 for small to medium scale sporting infrastructure projects, encouraging greater community participation in sport and physical activity.

Program guidelines are available on the Sport Australia website.