29/09/2016
Coalition Government supports Noosa’s historic Tait Duke Community Cottage

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today announced the Coalition Government will invest $20,000 to renovate Noosa Council’s historic Tait Duke Community Cottage.

“This is a great project that is restoring a 98 year old Queensland cottage and providing new skills to young people,” Mr O’Brien said.

“When completed, the cottage will provide a one stop shop for community information, as well as providing meeting and office spaces for local community groups.

“This is a great example of the Council and the community working together to renovate a building that will become an important community asset.

“The project is also providing construction traineeships to help people gain skills and experience that potential employers look for.  The work that has been done so far on the cottage and its garden is a credit to their efforts and I commend them for their commitment to the project,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Tait Duke Cottage was gifted to the Noosa Council by the Tait and Duke family to benefit the Noosa community, and it’s great to see it being restored for use by local schools and service groups.”

The project is being managed by the Noosa Council, United Synergies and the Rotary Club of Noosa Heads.