$2500 to support coast plan
LIVINGSTONE Shire Council will honour the Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) by creating a special commemorative feature area within the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project, after their kind donation of $2,500 towards the development.
The QCWA Yeppoon Branch has been part of the Capricorn Coast community since 1924, and in that time have fundraised for countless organisations and community groups across the region and country, as well as overseas.
However, it's their timeless legacy that will be acknowledged within the $53 million project, with a permanent seating fixture and plaque included in the Foreshore plans, funded by their kind contribution.
Although the QCWA Yeppoon Branch will sadly close on June 30 due to a number of reasons, Secretary Mandy Thiess said the long-standing group was very excited to see the Yeppoon Foreshore progress.
"We think the Foreshore redevelopment is a fantastic idea, and we wanted to help by putting something towards it for the community, but also leave something significant from the QCWA to be remembered by,” she said.
"We hope by doing this it might encourage other local community groups to donate what they can as well. Because it becomes more of a community project that way, when everyone can say they've played some part in helping to make it happen.
"We're all volunteers but we do it because it's a great social interaction while also giving back. We have raised money for causes like the drought appeal, helicopter rescue services, lifesaving club's and the local fire brigades.”
Mayor Bill Ludwig wanted to sincerely thank the wonderful community group for their donation.
"This generous donation is genuinely appreciated and once again strengthens ties between Council and local community groups like the QCWA,” Cr Ludwig said.
"The QCWA have a rich and important history of service to the Capricorn Coast community spanning over 90 years, and it's our great pleasure to honour them in this way, so their legacy can live on within the Shire for generations to come.”
The Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation (Stages 3, 4 & 5) is a $53 million project jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $10 million, the Queensland Government contributing $29 million, and Livingstone Shire Council contributing $14 million.