$250k brings new life to communities across the Southern Downs
28 February 2019
The hearts of towns and villages across the Southern Downs
will receive some extra love with twelve community hall committees successfully
securing a share of $250,000 in Federal Government drought relief funding.
Councillor for Communities, Towns and Villages, Sheryl
Windle said the funding will ensure community halls remain focal points for the
region’s towns and villages while delivering a boost to the economy.
“It is important to ensure the
longevity of the region’s community halls which are often the heart of our
smaller and rural towns and villages,” Cr Windle said.
The funding was made available as part of $1 million in
Federal Government funding Southern Downs Regional Council secured through the
Drought Communities Programme (DCP).
Applications for funding were assessed on how the project
would deliver benefits to the drought-affected region as well as how it would
benefit the community.
The DCP funds infrastructure and drought relief projects
that use local resources, businesses and suppliers to stimulate local community
spending and provide long-lasting benefits to the community and their
“The successful committees can use
the grant money to complete much needed upgrades and projects which may have
been planned for some time to ensure the halls can be enjoyed for generations
to come,” Cr Windle said.
“Council is working to ensure we
continue to encourage and promote economic activity in response to the ongoing
impacts of the drought.
“These projects will also benefit
the wider community by creating jobs for our region and by engaging local
suppliers and service providers.”
Drought Communities Funding will be awarded to the following
The Summit Hall
Goomburra Town Hall
RSL Sub-Branch Allora
Wallangarra Jennings Progress and Arts
Emu Vale Memorial Hall
Swan Creek School of Arts
Read more about the Federal
Government’s Drought Communities Programme or head to the sdrc.qld.gov.au
for more information on projects being funded through the DCP.