Grant helps put up sail at rest area
Driver reviver stop becomes more appealing
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.
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.