June 2, 2021
Two more South Burnett groups have secured grants from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s “Tackling Tough Times Together” grants program.
The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club will receive $49,654 from FRRR’s latest grants round to construct more trails at the Gordonbrook Dam Mountain Bike Park.
This builds on the $25,097 the club received earlier this year from the Tarong Community Partnership Fund towards the project.
The club has been working to extend the existing trail network and also plans to develop a skills area and pump track as well as a trail head with a shelter and possible barbecue area.
The Farm 2 Fork Collective will receive $19,475 from FRRR to support the group’s volunteers with professional development.
Farm 2 Fork is a not-for-profit collective assisting the South Burnett’s small food producers and food manufacturers.
It is currently working towards the opening of an outlet in Wooroolin.
The FRRR’s “Tackling Tough Times Together” grants program is supported by the Federal Government.
“It’s great to see funds flowing to a number of important community projects across Maranoa, including in the South Burnett, through Round 20 of the TTTT program,” Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said.
He said the mountain bike project would provide a welcome boost to the South Burnett, attracting riders to the region and getting tourism dollars flowing.
“The Farm 2 Fork Collective provides a valuable service to the community, connecting producers to local markets and consumers to fresh, locally grown produce,” Minister Littleproud said.