Funding for a healthier, stronger Noosa region

Three community organisations will help build a healthier and safer Noosa region, after receiving funding from the Liberals and Nationals Government.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said the Morrison Government was committed to supporting community organisations with a wide range of funding programs, and he was pleased today to announce three successful grant applicants.

Cooroy Gymnastics received $17,788 to re-roof its gymnasium and Noosa Boardriders has received $7,750 for a jet-ski, through Round 5 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

“The Cooroy Gymnastics Club helps keep more than 500 children active every week, and provides a valuable opportunity to learn new skills in a fun environment,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This funding has helped replace their old roof, which was rusted through and posed a safety risk – so now Cooroy kids and their families can continue to enjoy their sport and compete in safety.”

Mr O’Brien said funding for Noosa Boardriders would also enable the community to stay active and enjoy the benefits of Noosa’s beautiful waterways.

“Noosa Boardriders is a dynamic, growing club, and the provision of a jet ski with inflatable sled will enable the club to train, coach and run competitions to a safe and professional standard,” he said.

Mr O’Brien was also pleased to announce Cooroy Golf Club has received $6,934 through the Communities Environment Program to improve a watercourse.

“The Cooroy Golf Club grounds contain water courses that are a catchment for Lake McDonald, and have been home to a group of platypuses in the past, so it’s an important area to preserve and protect,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I congratulate each of three organisations on the good work they do to build stronger, healthier and happier communities where people love to live.”

More than $32,000 in Communities Environment Programme funding was also announced today for Noosa and District Landcare, and Noosa Integrated Catchment Association.

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Media Contacts:
For Mr O’Brien – Simon Kelly – 0418 824 779