Grant to brighten Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club facilities

Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club will receive a bright new upgrade, with Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien announcing a $10,000 grant through the Stronger Communities Programme.

“This funding will go towards refurbishing the bowls club, installing decorative screens, replacing carpet and new pendant lighting,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Tewantin Noosa Bowls Club provides a no-cost venue for a range of local community groups, such as the Noosa Jazz Club, Bridge Club, Noosa District Netball Association, the Rugby League Legends of League and many other smaller community and sporting groups that do not have their own facilities, so this will help provide a vibrant modern setting that can be enjoyed by the whole community as well as visitors to our region.”

The Stronger Communities Programme Round 6 provided up to $150,000 for each of the 151 federal electorates in Australia, with grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 available for eligible organisations including incorporated not-for-profit community service and sporting groups and councils.

“There is always strong interest in the Stronger Communities Programme grants, and competition is keen, so I encourage organisations interested in bringing forward SCP project proposals in future rounds to contact my electorate office on telephone 4121 2936, or the Sunshine Coast, or Wide Bay Burnett Regional Development Australia Committees through the website www.rda.gov.au,” Mr O’Brien said.

Previous rounds of the SCP delivered funding to a range of organisations in Wide Bay, assisting with:

  • Three commemorative mosaics at Cooroy-Pomona RSL
  • A new kitchen and change rooms for Cooroy Gymnastics
  • A jet-ski for Noosa Boardriders
  • Air conditioning for the activity Shed at Noosa’s Sunshine Butterflies disability service
  • Two new portable salvage fire-fighting pumps for Noosa Coast Guard’s rescue boats
  • A new Digger’s Memorial for Tewantin-Noosa RSL Sub-Branch
  • A new all-terrain vehicle for Peregian Beach Surf Life Saving Club
  • A solar power system at Vinnies Noosaville; and more.