Nine community groups, including bowls, croquet, and archery clubs, will receive a share of almost $1 million as part of the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner recently announced the latest grant recipients who will receive funding to improve and maintain their facilities.

“These grants have proven extremely effective in getting much-needed funds to community groups so they can improve their facilities for all to enjoy,” Cr Schrinner said.

“Our community clubs are run by locals for locals and we know how challenging it can be for our community clubs to fund and deliver upgrades.

The Schrinner Council is committed to supporting these groups who help make Brisbane such a great place to live, work and relax.”

Since opening in August 2021 the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs grants have given more than $2.9 million to over 110 different community organisations.

Cr Schrinner said the latest grants would help groups deliver everything from new bowling greens and clubhouse upgrades to long-term sporting precinct masterplans.

“These grants are helping clubs all across Brisbane from Aspley to Bellbowrie,” he said.

“While some local clubs will use these funds to improve their facilities now by upgrading their bowling greens, clubhouses and roofs, others will use the funding to plan for the future to ensure their facilities can cater for future growth.

With the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games fast approaching it’s important we continue to invest in our great local facilities as they could be a training ground for our young athletes wanting to compete in sports such as archery, golf and soccer.

Our investment in community and sports clubs ensures they’ll be here for future generations to enjoy.”


Group Grant Project
Bellbowrie Sports and Community Club $86,875 Develop a facility master plan including a detailed design of key facility items that will inform the club’s budgeting, maintenance, improvement, and project planning for the next 2 to 10 years.
Easts Rugby Union $189,000 Conduct preliminary investigations associated with DA and Masterplan for C.P.Bottomley Park redevelopment to support multi-sport activities for the community.
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club $200,000 Replacement of the bowling green carpet and subbase to support Lawn Bowls at Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, Upper Mt Gravatt
Wynnum Golf Club $98,640 Upgrade golf course irrigation lines to all 18 holes and the practice putting green to support golf at Wynnum Golf Course, Wynnum.
Metro Arts $79,482 Upgrade substation with new wet-area, lighting, and security door; louvre refurbishment; substation air-conditioning and new signage to support local artists at Metro Arts, Norman Park.
Salisbury Bowls Club $78,937 Resurface the number 1 bowls green to support lawn bowls at Salisbury.
Centenary Archers Club $87,749 Clubhouse upgrade, including improved disabled access and car park to support archery and community activities in Sumner
Wynnum Croquet Club $90,743 New equipment storage and maintenance building to support croquet in Wynnum.
Aspley Rugby League Football Club $112,491 Replacement of roof to support rugby league at Harry Kirby Park.