- Thursday 23 July 2020
Budget results for Division 10
Council delivered its $782 million budget on 25 June, with funds being invested in community facilities.
A $1 million upgrade to the Nambour Aquatic Centre, progression of the Eumundi Town Centre Placemaking project, $75,000 to upgrade the Yandina Cricket Club Clubhouse roof and $110,000 to Mt Ninderry Stage II Walking Trail Renewal are some of the highlights for our Division to help build a strong and thriving community.
I’m really pleased to see our community will be able to enjoy a major upgrade to the Nambour Aquatic Centre which will benefit both young and old, from mums and bubs classes to seniors connecting with others during their weekly exercise lessons.
The progression of the Eumundi Placemaking project is crucial because it is a fantastic town and it has an exciting and bright future.
Road safety is also paramount, with council allocating $1.7 million to upgrade Kiamba Road, Kiamba from a gravel road to a sealed section.
Many community groups will also receive a helping hand from council’s budget with funding being allocated towards their facilities, including Nambour Badminton Complex, Nambour Equestrian Centre and Yandina Cricket Club.
We’re also carrying out a variety of small but valuable works such as upgrading barbecues, seats and signage to important places including Quota Memorial Park, Lions Park, Burnside-Nambour Park, Sundale Park, Kenilworth Park, Whalley Park, Belli Park, Dick Caplick Park and Allan Templeton Park.
I’m also pleased to see Eumundi and Kulangoor cemeteries will be upgraded which, once complete, will be a welcome sight for families who regularly visit their loved ones.
Major Grants now open
Council’s signature Major Grants round is now open and is offering temporary relief from co-funding requirements. This program is a familiar pillar of grant funding support for Sunshine Coast community groups.
For this financial year, in recognition of the tightening budgets everywhere, and the need to support projects which can start and finish quickly, council is temporarily suspending the co-funding requirements for Major Grants.
We are going to inject money into community groups to spend quickly and purposefully in our local economy, on projects which keep our community resilient and vibrant, and deliver maximum community benefit.
Volunteers at sporting clubs, neighbourhood centres, museums and arts facilities have gone above and beyond to keep communities connected through the stress of this year.
Not-for-profit community groups are encouraged to subscribe to council’s Grants and Funding eNews to keep up to date with grant opportunities - www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Grants-Programs/Minor-Grants.
Council grants officers are available to discuss community group’s projects and funding needs on 5420 8616, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 24 August.
Phone: 0437 825 569