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Funding Success For Local Groups

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Murgon’s new Easter Fair was launched last year to replace the town’s Christmas Fair … and now it’s one of the successful applicants in the latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

February 4, 2020

Ten South Burnett community groups who have been successful in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants.

These groups will share in more than more than $295,000 for infrastructure upgrades and equipment.

The successful South Burnett groups in Round 102 of the GCBF include:

  • Kingaroy Clay Target Club – Purchase of clay target traps
  • Kingaroy Golf Club – Paint clubhouse interior and upgrade flooring
  • Murgon Business Development Assoc – Hosting of the Easter Fair
  • Nanango Hospital Auxiliary – Purchase of palliative care equipment
  • Nanango Theatre Company – Install interchangeable sign
  • Proston Qld – Install air-conditioning and purchase equipment
  • SB Childhood Cancer Support Inc – Purchase equipment
  • Kingaroy RSPCA – Purchase Trailer
  • Ballogie Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade kitchen and office
  • South Nanango Rural Fire Brigade – Upgrade facility
  • SB Little Athletics Centre – Purchase equipment and install solar
  • SB Musical Comedy Society – Construct shed
  • Taabinga SS P&C – Install play fort, sand pit and fencing
  • St Mary’s Catholic Parish – Paint Parish Hall

I would encourage local groups to consider applying for a Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant to help achieve their goals.

These grants are now offered over five rounds per year and provide a significant opportunity for community groups to work on important projects.

It’s important to note that there have been some recent changes to the Guidelines and groups should head the GCBF website to check these changes and ensure their applications meet all requirements.

The next Gambling Community Benefit Fund round closes on February 29.

For more information, give my office or call on (07) 4190-7100, or head to the GCBF website

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The Bunya Rangers came to State Parliament recently to discuss the work they do to keep the Bunyas in tip-top condition

Bunya Rangers Visit Parliament

The Bunya Mountains are a much-loved part of the Nanango Electorate and I recently met with representatives from the Bunya People’s Aboriginal Corporation to learn more about their work at the Bunyas.

The group made a special trip to Parliament House to highlight the work of their Indigenous Rangers.

In particular, we talked about bushfire protection and also the future of the Indigenous Ranger programs across Queensland.

It’s through programs like that that the Bunya Mountains will retain its beauty and significance for generations to come.

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Have you received my 2020 calendar yet? If you haven’t – or need more – you can get them from my Electorate Office in Kingaroy

2020 Calendars In Your Mailbox

My calendars were delivered across the South Burnett in early January.

This year they feature a beautiful photo taken by Torie Harrison, of Oakwood Dairy at Mt Kilcoy.

Thank-you Torie for allowing me to share this great pic of daily life on your dairy farm!

If you didn’t receive your calendar – or would like a couple of extra copies – please just give my office a call on (07) 4190-7100.

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Slow Down And Keep Schools Safe

School’s back and I’m urging motorists across the region to take extra care around school zones.

Schools are clearly marked with 40km/h zones, and patience is the key during the busy school drop-off and pick-up times.

So remember to slow down to help keep our children safe.

I wish our teachers, students and their families all the very best for a productive and fun 2020 school year!

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About 70 representatives from South Burnett community organisations joined me before Christmas to celebrate the end of 2019

Thanking Our Community

We have so many amazing community groups, agencies and workers across the Nanango Electorate.

Just prior to Christmas I had the chance to thank many of them for what they do each and every day in our patch.

From our teachers, police men and women, to community workers and festival organisers, a great group came together at my Nanango Electorate to celebrate 2019.

Thank-you to all those who travelled from far and wide across the Electorate for the event.

[Photos: Nanango Electorate Office and]

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