Grant helps put up sail at rest area

Driver re­viver stop be­comes more ap­peal­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

VIS­I­BIL­ITY from the high­way of the large yel­low shade sail over the play­ground at the Black Stump rest area will en­cour­age fam­i­lies to take a break and may even pre­vent ac­ci­dents.

This is the hope of Mun­dub­bera Lions Club mem­bers who suc­cess­fully ap­plied for QGC Spon­sor­ship and Do­na­tions Fund­ing to con­struct the shade sails.

Coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan said there had been no play­ground at the Black Stump rest area un­til re­cently.

“The for­mer mayor, Joy Jensen, and I were here at the Driver Re­viver one day when a fam­ily stopped for a break in their jour­ney,” Cr Whe­lan said.

“The lady said to Joy and I that a play­ground and look­out would en­cour­age more fam­i­lies to stop.

“Wewere able to use funds from Driver Re­viver do­na­tions to build the play­ground, but there wasn’t enough money for a shade sail, so I ap­proached Lions, who ap­plied to QGC.

“It’s al­ways busy peo­ple who are in­volved in community projects, and on be­half of coun­cil I thank Lions and QGC for mak­ing it a re­al­ity.

“Kids will see the bright yel­low sail and ask their par­ents to stop for a break.”

QGC rep­re­sen­ta­tive Vicki Ketchell ad­vised that ap­pli- cations for the QGC Spon­sor­ship and Do­na­tions Pro­gram close at 5pm Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26, and fund­ing for 2013 would re­open from Jan­uary 1, 2013.

QGC’s Spon­sor­ships and Do­na­tions Pro­gram sup­ports small, one-off do­na­tions and spon­sor­ships (in­clud­ing events).

In ex­cep­tional cir­cum- stances, QGC may fund el­i­gi­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions up to a max­i­mum of $10,000.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the QGC web­site.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

BRIGHT YELLOWSAIL: Play­ground equip­ment at the Black Stump rest area near the en­trance to Mun­dub­bera is now cov­ered by a shade sail. Col Schulz, QGC’s Vicki Ketchell, Lions pres­i­dent David Rolfe, Cr Faye Whe­lan and Ken Ja­cobi.

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