Keppel sports back in action with Palaszczuk Govt support
MEMBER for Keppel Brittany Lauga has welcomed funding for local sports and recreation organisations to help them recover from damage caused by the widespread devastation from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.
"The Palaszczuk Government's recovery program has provided scores of clubs in the Keppel electorate with a final figure of more than $215,000," Mrs Lauga said.
Sporting clubs that received funding under the program inlcude:
- Emu Park Golf Club $22,000 (to clean and restore the course)
- Yeppoon Australian Football Club $39,000 (to repair fields)
- Yeppoon Rugby League Football Club $19,202 (to repair shade structures)
- Yeppoon Golf Club $20,000 (to repair and rebuild the course)
- Sporting Shooters Association$4356 ( for internal road work and bullet stop mounds)
- Cooee Bay Progress and Sports Association $28,013 (for underground power, replace court lighting and repair fields for multi-sports)
- Yeppoon Hack and Pony Club $16,119 (rebuilding jumps and replacing fencing for equestrian competition)
- Rockhampton Pistol Club $24,970 (mitigate against future damage to roads and range shed)
- Rockhampton Horse Riding for the Disabled Association $41,633 (to replace shade structures)
"In total, 78 sports clubs and other recreational and community groups in Central and South East Queensland, which suffered damage from Tropical Cyclone Marcia and torrential rain associated with an east coast low in May, shared over $1,000,000. This concludes the program for these events," Mrs Lauga said.
"The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program provided invaluable support to communities hit by extreme weather.
"After an extreme weather event it is important that communities return to normal as quickly as possible and the clubs and organisations where locals meet to compete and socialise are vital to the normalisation process.
"I am proud the Palaszczuk Government has been able to assist so many organisations to become operational again."