July 19, 2023

Community organisations and councils in Wide Bay are being encouraged to apply for grants to build and improve community infrastructure to enhance the liveability of our community.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said that he is committed to seeing Australian Government investment in local projects to deliver practical improvements to regional communities, and to provide the services and opportunities that are often taken for granted in the capital cities.

“Applications are now open for Growing Regions grants of between $500,000 and $15 million to upgrade existing or build new community facilities that will enhance the Wide Bay region as a place to live, work and raise a family,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Eligible projects could include community and sporting facility upgrades that enhance the amenity of towns, or projects that help drive stronger economic opportunities for the local community, for example by making regions more inviting for tourists and visitors.

“Not-for-profit incorporated community organisations in regional areas, including sporting clubs, are eligible to apply for grants, as well as local councils,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage members of local clubs and associations who have a project in mind to contact my office for further information about the grants available.”

“I am happy to assist any community organisation willing to put up their hands for funding, recognising there is only a short window of opportunity to get the necessary paperwork together ahead of applications closing on 1 August 2023.”

Further details about the Growing Regions community infrastructure grants, including funding guidelines, can be obtained from my office by telephone 4121 2936 or via email at [email protected].

Mr O’Brien said the Coalition has a strong track record of delivering facilities needed by the local community, including providing $1.5 million to extend Katie Rose Cottage Hospice to enhance palliative and end of life care for people in Noosa, and wants to make sure our community also has every chance to benefit from this latest funding opportunity.


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