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LNP Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington

September 24, 2019

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has congratulated 18 local community groups which have been successful in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants program.

Mrs Frecklington said more than $434,000 will be shared among the groups for community projects, infrastructure upgrades and equipment.

The grants round closed on May 31 and the recipients were announced on Tuesday.

“We have some excellent grant writers here in the South Burnett and they have been really successful this round in achieving a great range of grants,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“I would like to congratulate these hard working clubs and the volunteers who put their time into securing these worthwhile projects that will greatly benefit our community.

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The successful local applicants were:

  • Barambah Garden Club – $923 to buy IT equipment
  • Barambah Local Justice Group ATSIC – $21,990 to buy a vehicle
  • Blackbutt Singers – $4650 to buy equipment
  • CROW-FM – $24,665.56 to buy a generator
  • Coolabunia State School P&C – $9825.26 to buy music equipment
  • Goomeri Bowls Club – $33,319.62 to upgrade facility and install solar system
  • Goomeri Pumpkin Festival – $30,700 to install shade structure and buy equipment
  • Kilkivan State School P&C – $35,000 to build shelter
  • Kingaroy Aero Modellers Society – $4580 to install a solar system
  • Kingaroy Senior Soccer Club – $35,000 to install field lighting
  • Murgon Golf Club – $29,975 to install air-conditioning
  • Nanango Bowls Club – $28,286.50 to install an irrigation system
  • Proston Car Rally Club – $35,000 to buy equipment, a tractor and upgrade facilities
  • Proston Men’s Shed – $35,000 to build amenities
  • South Burnett Junior Motorcycle Club – $35,000 to buy a bobcat
  • South Burnett Karate Association – $12,298 to buy equipment
  • Taabinga State School P&C – $28,840 to install playground equipment
  • Yarraman Men’s Shed – $29,657 to upgrade their facility and buy tools

“I encourage all local groups, however big or small, to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant to help achieve their goals,” Mrs Frecklington said.

There are five rounds this financial year, with the next round closing on October 31.

  • For more information phone the Nanango Electorate Office on (07) 4190-7100 or visit the Department of Justice website

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