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Birthday present: QCWA receives $1 million funding

Publicity Officer Fran McFadzen, Vice President Lyn Nicholls, President Cheryl Greene, Secretary Margaret Grieves, State Member Brittany Lauga MP, Treasurer Sue Bean, Vice President Glenys Berry and Membership Officer Dorothy Condon.
Publicity Officer Fran McFadzen, Vice President Lyn Nicholls, President Cheryl Greene, Secretary Margaret Grieves, State Member Brittany Lauga MP, Treasurer Sue Bean, Vice President Glenys Berry and Membership Officer Dorothy Condon. Contributed.

THE Queensland Country Women's Association (QCWA) has received a welcome birthday present from the Palaszczuk Government, with $1 million to restore heritage halls across the state.

The Keppel MP and QCWA Emu Park member Brittany Lauga congratulated the QCWA on its 95th birthday celebrations and thanked its members for supporting and connecting CQ women and communities.

"QCWA is an iconic organisation in our state and our local branches do a wonderful job profit providing a support network for women in our local area,” she said.

"Since almost a century, QCWA heritage halls have been at the heart of community life in Queensland and this funding will help ensure they are used for many years to come.

"The funding will support maintenance works and improvements at these halls, such as replacing gutters, painting and garden upgrades.”

Mrs Mrs Lauga said QCWA's selfless work and community spirit had helped Queensland women, particularly those in rural and remote areas, to learn, grow and make new opportunities.

"Originally established in rural towns, the QCWA has now spread right across the state with more more than 250 branches supporting women through every stage of their life.

"While QCWA is famous for its wonderful cook books, it's the association's ability to bring women together that is truly most admirable.”

To find out more about the QCWA heritage halls grants program, call 132 523.

Topics:  government funding qcwa



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