MP on board for new gym
FLYNN MP Ken O’Dowd and Indigenous Affairs Minister Senator Nigel Scullion met with several Eidsvold community members to discuss establishing a gym.
The establishment of a boxing club to engage the youth of the town was also discussed.
Rehabilitation of the elderly after operations and the general fitness of the people in Eidsvold would all benefit from a real gymnasium.
In attendance were acting Mayor FayeWhelan, members from Queensland Health, Police, Ambulance, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of RM and prominent community members.
“I am hearing everything that you are saying and agreeing with you is easy,” Mr Scullion said.
“The government is spending hundreds of millions of dollars every week, we just have to find some for this project.”
Mr O’Dowd said that the government would always look favourably on projects that served a community in different ways.
“This one would benefit several people in the community and it would be unique in the region,” he said.
Alternatives would be to use existing buildings in Eidsvold.
“The Sports Shed at the showgrounds is one building that could be looked at for conversion to a great gymnasium,” Mr O’Dowd said.
“The boxing ring could be used as a stage when other functions are in that building,” he said.
There are good athletes in Eidsvold and a gym could be supported by all the sporting clubs in the town, including swimming, rugby league, little athletics and boxing.