Southern Downs sporting and community organisations to save water with $200k boost
14 March 2019
A share of $200k in drought relief funding is set to help
sporting and community organisations across the Southern Downs conserve the
region’s precious water supply.
Sixteen organisations were granted funding which will be used
to pay for installing or replacing water tanks and other water saving devices
like shower heads, dual flush toilet systems, water pumps or filtrating
The Federal Government made the funding available as part of
the $1 million in drought relief funding Southern Downs Regional Council
secured through the Drought Communities Programme (DCP).
Councillor for Events, Sport, Parks and Recreation Yve
Stocks said the funding will ensure that sporting and community organisations
conserve more water while providing a boost to the region’s economy.
“This important funding benefits not only these
organisations and their members but the entire region,” Cr Stocks said.
“It’s important everyone in the community is being vigilant
and working to reduce their water usage. This funding means our local organisations
and sporting clubs can complete much needed work that will greatly improve
their water efficiency.
“By improving their water saving capability these
organisations can continue to use their own resources to provide valuable
services to our communities.
“These projects will also benefit the wider community by
creating jobs for our region and by engaging local suppliers and service
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
SDRC assessed applications for funding from local
organisations based on how projects will deliver benefits to the
drought-affected region as well as how it would benefit the community.
Drought Communities Funding will be awarded to the following
sporting and community organisations:
Warwick Redbacks AFC
Ballandean Clay Target Club
Ballandean Football Club
Stanthorpe Agricultural Society
Warwick Boxing Club
Warwick Hockey Club
Warwick Pistol Club
Warwick Turf Club
Warwick Cricket Club
Eastern Suburbs Junior Rugby League
St Marks Anglican Church – Corporation of the
Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane
Warwick United Church
Stanthorpe Jockey Club
Warwick Touch Football Association
Warwick Senior Citizens Welfare Association
Read more about the Federal
Government’s Drought Communities Programme or head to sdrc.qld.gov.au for
more information on projects funded through the DCP.
find out what extreme level water restrictions mean for you and what you can do
to reduce your water usage, visit the Southern
Downs Regional Council website.