26/3/2019

$68,000 grant helps Maryborough Riding for the Disabled weather the heat

Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien has ridden to the aid of Maryborough Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), with a $68,000 grant to build a new covered area.

Mr O’Brien said the funding would help the highly regarded organisation expand its program and offer protection from sun and inclement weather.

“The equestrian program offered by Maryborough Riding for the Disabled helps people with disabilities physically, emotionally and socially, and makes a huge difference in the lives of local families,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This funding will help build a covered area, to provide sun and weather protection, making it more comfortable for riders, volunteers and the horses.

“It also means they will be able to extend their riding program by another two months of the year, meaning more people will be able to take part, building confidence and skills as they learn to ride.”

Mr O’Brien congratulated the dedicated and hardworking RDA volunteers on their successful grant.

The funding will be delivered by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities through the Community Development Grants Programme.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting local communities to prosper and grow, and local infrastructure projects like this are critical if we want to boost economic growth and improve local amenities and facilities,” Mr O’Brien said.

In the 2018-19 Budget, the Liberal and Nationals Government committed to funding more than 100 new regional programs that create jobs, support economic growth and improve access to essential health, education and communications services.

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