Dolphin Stadium upgrades

Funding Win for Local Sport Stars

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth MP has today announced his election commitment to deliver $3M in funding for the final stage of the Dolphin Stadium upgrade.

It was in August 2015 that Luke Howarth MP joined the Redcliffe Dolphins executive committee in announcing a $4M Australian Government grant to redevelop Dolphin Stadium (Stages 1 and 2).

Locals from all around the region had rallied in support of the project and almost 2000 people added their name to a petition, which Luke Howarth MP took to the Prime Minster.

“I went to the Prime Minister with this project because it’s about growing tourism, creating jobs and giving our small businesses a boost,” Luke Howarth MP said at the time.

“I want to see Moreton Bay become the sports precinct of the northside, and this is a tremendous start.”

Today’s announcement means that, if the Morrison Government is re-elected, the Redcliffe Dolphins Leagues Club will finally be able to complete the stadium upgrade – redeveloping the northern stand (opposite the Leagues club) to include around 2700 seats and thus increasing the stadium capacity to 10,000.

Luke Howarth MP is putting his support behind the upgrade once again because “it’s an investment in jobs, our current and future sport stars and the whole local community”.

On top of Luke Howarth’s commitment comes an Australian Government grant, which will be put towards the construction of a new stand-alone women’s change room facility at the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Luke Howarth MP confirmed the grant of $500,000 was not an election commitment, but funding available to the club right now.

“This funding is a practical way of backing women’s sport and building an even stronger local community,” said Luke Howarth MP.

When built, the change rooms will contain three showers and six toilets.