SHOW GOES ON: Brittany at this year's Yeppoon show.
SHOW GOES ON: Brittany at this year's Yeppoon show.

Sports grants available to help families cover costs

EVERYONE agrees on the benefits of sport and recreation for children and that we want more children involved, but I know it can be difficult for some parents to afford.

The Get Started program gives vouchers of $150 to go toward the cost of playing sport.

Don't miss out on the next round of the $150 Get Started Vouchers program, which opened on July 12.

For more information on Get Started Vouchers, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/ recreation/sports and follow the links through to the Get Started vouchers.

Now here's some deadly news (excuse the pun).

The Capricorn Coast is close to having new memorial gardens thanks to a $1.75 million investment by the Palaszczuk government. The Capricorn Coast Memorial Gardens will be on freehold land between Yeppoon and Emu Park and will service the Livingstone Shire for the next 50 years.

The council has appointed local landscape architects, Alderson and Associates, to undertake stage one of the concept plan for the site, and quotations for the detailed design of the site will be called in August, with work expected to start early next year.

I'm pleased to announce that The Caves Show and the Yeppoon Show have received a share of more than $25,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk government's Show Societies Grants Program.

This funding will help keep crowds rolling up to the local show, bring our community together

and boost our regional economy.

A big congratulations to the Woppaburra community for the historic event held on Great Keppel Island to protect the dreaming site Balban Dara Guya (Leekes Creek Fish Habitat Area).

The occasion recognised the opening fish habitat area; the first of its kind on an offshore continental island. The unique spot near Great Keppel Island had been given a traditional indigenous language title, in honour of the Woppaburra People.

Thanks to everyone who came along to my Reclaim Kemp Hill walk recently.

Together, men, women and children walked in solidarity to say that everyone should be able to exercise in our community, free from violence or harassment.

It was a beautiful morning to enjoy this great walk. There were few turtles spotted at the lookout as the sun rose over Keppel Bay.

Alby Wooler: A kind-hearted gentleman and sustainability warrior.

Rest now Alby, through your work you have influenced many and the world is a better place having had you in it.

Thank you for your commitment to our environment and our Earth.

Landcare and Livingstone will miss you dearly.



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