SPORTS CITY: MP Sean Choat and Sports Minister Steve Dickson Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing at North Ipswich Reserve with Benjamin Choat, 12, Teneil Rhea, 17, Tate Rhea, 12, Luke Peel, 16 and Kirra Peel, 10.
SPORTS CITY: MP Sean Choat and Sports Minister Steve Dickson Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing at North Ipswich Reserve with Benjamin Choat, 12, Teneil Rhea, 17, Tate Rhea, 12, Luke Peel, 16 and Kirra Peel, 10. Inga Williams

$100,000 for IRL is conditional on re-election of LNP MP

IPSWICH Rugby League chairman Jack Rhea says $100,000 worth of new shade structures for North Ipswich Reserve will be welcomed with open arms.

The funding will be provided from the State Government's Get in the Game initiative, but only if Ipswich West MP Sean Choat is re-elected.

Another $100,000 has been promised for a new women's change room at Norths Tigers Leagues Club, if Mr Choat is returned.

Mr Rhea said the shade would mean spectators could enjoy games in comfort.

"We want it to be a family environment, and to get them here they have got to have somewhere that the kids and parents can sit under the shade."

Mr Rhea said Mr Choat had been a strong advocate for rugby league in his tenure as MP.

Mr Choat said the shading would benefit both sporting spectators and those who attend major community events at what he called "a top notch facility".

"And Norths are a great family club and the girls down there will have their own dedicated change facilities," he said.