As we move towards ‘greener’ pastures and strive for a more environmentally friendly future, the pressure is on for governments big and small to transition to renewable energy.
For Councils the scale of transition is smaller but often directly impacts on the daily lives of residents.
Brisbane City Council is installing solar panels on a number of its community leased facilities across the city.
Out of around 600 facilities, 32 have received solar panels and another 20 are getting them installed.
They include the Arana Leagues Club, Northern Suburbs Hockey Club in Ashgrove, Kedron Football club, Eastern Suburbs Soccer Club, Aspley Rugby League Football Club and Chermside Bowls Club.
But with only 8% of Council facilities across Brisbane either having or getting solar panels, it’s sparked calls for Council to invest more in our community clubs in the lead up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032.
“The home-grown athletes of 2032 are the children and teenagers training at community clubs across our city today,”- Labor Opposition Leader Jared Cassidy.
“What Brisbane needs is a historic investment in community sporting organisations,”
“A historic investment in suburban infrastructure that makes our city accessible, clean and safe for all residents and visitors,”
“Our community clubs need brighter lighting, cheaper electricity, improved drainage, upgraded change rooms, roofs that don’t leak, maintained fields, better fencing and newer equipment,”
“This on-the-ground suburban investment will benefit our entire community long after the games are gone.”