Resilient Clubs Support Program

Helping Brisbane clubs become more energy and water efficient to reduce operational costs, future-proofing them for the benefit of the Brisbane community.

Are you a participating club of the Resilient Clubs Support Program?

We recommend that you visit our information hub for clubs. This includes useful and essential information such as coaching and webinars, advice from our expert suppliers, Council grant and funding information and more.

Has your club been affected by the recent flooding event?

We recommend that you read our flood recovery and resilience resources. This has tailored information on how sporting clubs can get financial assistance, recovery support, clean up advice and more to build back better following the recent extreme weather event.

About the program

Helping clubs spend less on maintenance and more on players

The Resilient Clubs Support Program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council, delivered in partnership with its sustainability agency, Brisbane Sustainability Agency.

The program is funded by Council and is provided as a free service to invited community organisations (clubs) who lease facilities from Council.

Clubs invited to the program are supported through identifying and implementing practical options to improve their water and energy management, which can help to reduce maintenance costs. Because clubs with sporting fields tend to be larger users of water, the program has a particular focus on supporting these clubs.

The program will also provide a range of support to help clubs on this journey, including education, awareness, directly financing certain activities in the short-term and helping clubs connect with future grant opportunities. 

The program is being rolled out across two years, with a target to service all clubs with active playing surfaces during that time.

Benefits of the program

Improving water and energy use can reduce costs to the club over the long-term (such as bills, maintenance, and repairs), as well as improving the value that clubs get from their water and energy spend. In addition to possible savings, there are other benefits such as an improved playing surface or less downtime for maintenance.

Eligibility for Program services is determined by Council and will include some of the following for participating clubs:

  • activities such as energy and water efficiency audits
  • development of a ‘Water and Energy Efficiency Action Plan’
  • a coaching and support program to assist with implementing the Action Plan over time
  • a range of water and energy related infrastructure upgrades
  • installation of solar energy systems
  • installation of data energy monitoring systems.

For more information about the program, read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Bulimba Bowls’ story

Bulimba Bowls Memorial Club is a much-loved community hub, but the meticulous upkeep of bowling greens requires regimented and resource-intensive irrigation. Also, the friendly nature of the clubhouse welcomes patrons all year round, requiring energy consumption all months of the year, compared to many other sporting clubs which have off-peak seasons.

See how the Resilient Clubs Support Program helped Bulimba Bowls overcome these challenges and slash their energy bill by 63% and save approximately $8,800 on bills!

Are you a club volunteer, operator or manager as part of the Resilient Clubs Support Program?

Learn from coaching tips and videos, information on financial assistance and grants available, and many other resources to help Clubs lower their environmental footprint and operational costs.

Get started now

If you have any questions about the program, or if you are a Brisbane club that leases a facility from Brisbane City Council and you wish to express your interest in taking part in the program, get in touch.

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