Cr Law - Yandina School of Arts
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020

Yandina School of Arts

I recently attended the Yandina School of Arts AGM where long-serving member Audienne Blyth was recognised for her dedicated years of service. Well done Audienne.

Did you know the School of Arts is one of the oldest buildings on the Sunshine Coast? It has a rich heritage and to this day largely remains part of the community’s social fabric.

The committee is calling on people who may be able to assist with their “Save YSoA” restoration project. If you can help please email presidentysoa@gmail.com. Daniel will be happy to hear from you if you can give your time and expertise or a financial donation.

The committee was also pleased to report there is hot running and chilled water now available in the hall for the first time in 104 years.

Major Grants for Division 10

I’d like to congratulate all of the successful recipients of council’s latest round of the Major Grants program. So many worthy projects will now receive a helping hand.

Yandina Chamber of Commerce was awarded $5000 to deliver better administrative support and business engagement with the chamber. Range Community Gym & Fitness Centre in Mapleton secured $4500 to go towards replacing gym equipment.

Mapleton Bowls Club secured $1500 to upgrade sports equipment. Reimagine Nambour has been allocated $8127 towards monthly markets, while the QCWA Division Nambour & North Coast will be given $7500 to assist in researching their club’s fascinating history.

Well done also to Nambour Lapidary Club, Nambour & Maroochy District Band, Nambour Yandina United Football Club Incorporated, Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society Inc and Nambour Community Centre in your successful grant applications.    

Demand for grant funding is increasing and in light of the disruptions COVID-19 has caused our community, council will continue to offer grants as a strategic investment tool.