The Aspley Memorial Bowls Club will now have the rub of the green, following the completion of a suite of upgrades that will breathe new life into the Brisbane club and keep it going strong for years to come.

Luke Howarth MP, Federal Member for Petrie, who attended today’s opening event, said a new shade cloth combined with lighting and drainage upgrades would transform the club, further entrenching it as a community and social hub.

“The upgrades will offer the opportunity for school students to participate in bowls as a sport and encourage participation in other social functions held at the club,” Mr Howarth said.

“The bowling greens will be safer and more comfortable to use in rain, hail or shine, attracting new members to the club and letting existing members play in a comfortable, shaded environment and into the evening.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s $590,000 investment would help strengthen the local community and make the local area an even better place to live, work and play.

“Not only will this project benefit the 14,000 people who visit the bowls club each year, it will also contribute to keeping Aspley, Carseldine and surrounding areas modern, attractive and well-serviced,” Mr McCormack said.

“Investing in social hubs such as this one is an essential part of supporting Australians within their local communities and is a priority for our Government.”

The project was jointly funded with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government providing $590,000 and the Aspley Memorial Bowls Club $163,265.