12/12/2017

Stronger Communities grant to help Wide Bay Motor Complex accelerate growth

Wide Bay Motor Complex near Maryborough will be able to fit out its new shed and purchase equipment to maintain its grounds after receiving $16,362 through round three of the Stronger Communities Programme, Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien announced today.

With stage one of the Motor Complex taking shape, the equipment will help the organisation to continue its expansion.
 
“The Wide Bay Motor Complex is already home to kharnacross and off-road events, and as it continue its expansion will become an increasingly important facility to benefit the whole Wide Bay,” Mr O’Brien said.
 
“This funding will allow the complex to grow, benefiting our youths who will have somewhere to carry out driver safety training, and also assists groups such as Rural Fire Services who can undertake off-road driver training there, allowing them to increase their skills and improve safety.
 
“The Motor Complex has great potential to become a significant regional asset attracting motoring enthusiasts from all over Australia to Maryborough.  I’m pleased to be able to deliver this assistance and look forward to working with Ben Collingwood and his team to explore further funding opportunities.”
 
Funding was also provided through round three of the Stronger Communities program for Little Haven Palliative Care at Gympie, Cooloola Coast Medical Transport, and Kilkivan Men’s Shed, with other beneficiaries will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
 
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s website at: www.infrastructure.gov.au/SCP.