Community groups and sporting clubs in Palm Beach are set to benefit from grants totalling $20,500 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 Palm Beach 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 Palm Beach in Round 4 included:
• $10,000 for South Coast Netball Association to replace the 30 year old roof of the netball clubhouse and improve energy efficiency.
• $2,500 for Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club Inc to upgrade essential training equipment and help extend the lifesaving skills and capabilities of the club members.
• $8,000 for Palm Beach State School P&C to upgrade the schools drinking water facilities.
“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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