Community groups and sporting clubs in Coolangatta are set to benefit from grants totalling $12,000 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 Coolangatta 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 Coolangatta in Round Four included:
• $9,000 for Coolangatta Bowls and Recreation Club to extend and upgrade the Club’s outdoor facilities.
• $3,000 for Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club to improve and enlarge the facilities in the ladies change room.
“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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