Economic growth and jobs | Sport and Recreation Strategy

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Every year, we invest in sport and active recreation through infrastructure and training because we want Queenslanders to have access to quality sport and active recreation places, spaces and services, as well as training and job opportunities. Hosting events and encouraging people to visit Queensland for recreation provides a substantial economic contribution to our state.

Get out, get active and enjoy our great state

Queensland’s iconic natural environments provide many opportunities for high quality and sustainable outdoor recreation activities, and are the key driver of the state’s nature-based tourism sector. Our national parks, marine parks and state forests, our rivers, beaches, lakes and mountain ranges allow for an extraordinary range of outdoor recreation activities, such as bushwalking, cycling, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling and rock climbing.

Major sporting events generate significant tourism for our state. Spectators, competitors, officials and journalists at these events represent new visitors to Queensland. The events themselves also create employment and regeneration for the destination.

Outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism all benefit local economies, so we need to invest in active and outdoor recreation as well as organised sport.

Growing paid jobs

Targeted investment in regional infrastructure will support active recreation and sport as well as help meet the needs of local communities. It will also support regional jobs both during construction and when the places and spaces are open for the community to use.

The sport and recreation sector represents a diverse set of business and organisation types.

Technological innovation is changing the ways people play, athletes train and fans watch sport. It is also creating a multitude of opportunities for small business and start-ups.

Every year, we invest in sport and active recreation through infrastructure and training because we want Queenslanders to have access to quality sport and active recreation places, spaces and services, as well as training and job opportunities. Hosting events and encouraging people to visit Queensland for recreation provides a substantial economic contribution to our state.

Get out, get active and enjoy our great state

Queensland’s iconic natural environments provide many opportunities for high quality and sustainable outdoor recreation activities, and are the key driver of the state’s nature-based tourism sector. Our national parks, marine parks and state forests, our rivers, beaches, lakes and mountain ranges allow for an extraordinary range of outdoor recreation activities, such as bushwalking, cycling, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, canoeing, horse riding, abseiling and rock climbing.

Major sporting events generate significant tourism for our state. Spectators, competitors, officials and journalists at these events represent new visitors to Queensland. The events themselves also create employment and regeneration for the destination.

Outdoor recreation and nature-based tourism all benefit local economies, so we need to invest in active and outdoor recreation as well as organised sport.

Growing paid jobs

Targeted investment in regional infrastructure will support active recreation and sport as well as help meet the needs of local communities. It will also support regional jobs both during construction and when the places and spaces are open for the community to use.

The sport and recreation sector represents a diverse set of business and organisation types.

Technological innovation is changing the ways people play, athletes train and fans watch sport. It is also creating a multitude of opportunities for small business and start-ups.