Community groups and sporting clubs in Burleigh and Miami are set to benefit from grants totalling $24,400 to improve facilities and assist their work in the community, as part of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said she was delighted that Burleigh/Miami would share in the $150,000 that is being invested in the southern Gold Coast community in Round 4 of the Program.
“The Stronger Communities Program supports practical projects that bring our local area together, strengthen our social connections, build community participation and create vibrant and viable community ties into the future,” Mrs Andrews said.
“We have seen many great local projects funded in earlier rounds including upgrades to clubhouses, safety equipment, new bathroom facilities and a demountable building. This is a practical way our Government can deliver the benefits of a stronger economy.”
Mrs Andrews said that grants delivered for Burleigh/Miami in Round 4 included:
• $6,000 for Burleigh Heads and Miami Senior Citizens Club Inc to upgrade facilities.
• $8,400 for Scouts Burleigh to improve the energy efficiency and increase functionality of Burleigh Heads Scout Den.
• $10,000 for Burleigh Heads State School P&C to redevelop and upgrade the central school playground.
“The great thing about Stronger Communities Grants is that we are matching dollar for dollar what the community organisations themselves are putting in to the project – it’s an absolute community partnership,” Mrs Andrews said.
“I am proud to be part of a Government that understands the value of our community and sporting groups and is prepared to back their hard work and the benefits that flow to our local community.”
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