Beaudesert Kingfishers promised a $1 million boost if LNP wins election

CASH PROMISE: Beaudesert State High School Principal Grant Stephensen, federal MP Scott Buchholz and Kingfishers president Scott Bannan at RS Willis oval. Photo: Supplied

CASH PROMISE: Beaudesert State High School Principal Grant Stephensen, federal MP Scott Buchholz and Kingfishers president Scott Bannan at RS Willis oval. Photo: Supplied

IN the lead up to the federal election, incumbent MP Scott Buchholz has promised more than a million dollars to the Beaudesert Kingfishers.

Mr Buchholz, said a re-elected LNP Government would invest $1.2 million towards the Beaudesert Kingfishers Clubhouse and Facility Upgrade project at RS Willis Park.

Labor candidate for Wright, Pam Creadie said her party had pledged $250,000 to the Park Ridge Pirates AFL club if elected.

Mr Buchholz said the LNP funding would ensure the Beaudesert Kingfishers Rugby League Football Club maintained a high-class facility for both the junior and senior rugby league teams and for the many community organisations and local schools that used the grounds.

"I have been working with Beaudesert Kingfishers Rugby League over the past few years to support the great work they do in the community," said Mr Buchholz.

"This substantial funding will result in significant upgrades and ensure the grounds have many more years to produce the next crop of Rugby League legends."

Beaudesert Kingfishers Rugby League Football Club President, Scott Bannan, welcomed the funding commitment from Mr Buchholz and said the investment would be a significant one, not only in the club but also the region.

"The clubhouse and facility upgrades would include upgrades to the change facilities and particularly women's facilities, a new scoreboard, a canteen renovation, and other club upgrades including ground works and lighting," said Mr Bannan.

"I thank Scott Buchholz for his long-term and ongoing support for the club and rugby league in the region."

Mr Bannan said the club had not received government funding in the past.

"Jon Krause was good enough to get us a (state government) grant for a new storage shed and mowers but apart from that we've never had anything," he said.

"But the facilities are failing, they've got big cracks in them, we don't have a decent toilet block or proper changing rooms.

"We're a massive club with over 50 years of history in Beaudesert so this would be a shot in the arm the club really needs."

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