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2017–18 budget highlights

The 2017–18 NPSR budget delivers a number of initiatives to protect and manage our parks and forests; support and encourage active participation in physical activity; and support the Queensland racing industry.

Highlights in the budget include:

  • $15 million to enhance infrastructure and nature based tourism opportunities in national parks
  • $2.8 million to improve and upgrade facilities in the Daisy Hill Koala Bushland area
  • $5.7 million for redevelopment of the Mon Repos Turtle Centre
  • $965,000 for moorings to improve tourism and recreation use of the Great Barrier Reef
  • $39.5 million under the Get Playing and Get Playing Plus programs to help Queenslanders become involved in sport and active recreation
  • $4.9 million to deliver quality sport and recreation opportunities in Indigenous communities
  • $10.8 million to work with industry and key partners to enhance statewide capabilities and deliver quality sport and recreation services and increase participation
  • $6 million for the Country Racing Support Program to support country racing. 

Read more about NPSR’s 2017–18 Budget highlights (PDF, 746K) or view the department’s Service Delivery Statement.

Find out more about how the 2017–18 Queensland Budget advances our economy to create jobs by growing innovation, attracting investment and building infrastructure.

Last updated
13 June 2017