Smoother drive for golfers

Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund sup­port­ing lo­cals

Isis Town and Country - - News / Welcome - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

KEEN golfers in the Isis Dis­trict can look for­ward to a smoother drive into the Isis Golf Club car park thanks to State Govern­ment fund­ing.

Last week, Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett an­nounced the sport­ing club had been awarded an im­pres­sive sum of $15,000 from Round 88 of the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

Mr Ben­nett said the golf club’s en­trance was long over­due for an over­haul, and these funds would as­sist in up­grad­ing the drive­way.

“It’s won­der­ful to be able to as­sist lo­cal clubs like the Isis Golf Club, which has strong sup­port from the lo­cal com­mu­nity and has worked hard to in­crease mem­ber­ship num­bers and par­tic­i­pa­tion in a recre­ational and sport­ing ac­tiv­ity,” he said.

“The course is in good con­di­tion thanks to the many hours of work put in by vol­un­teers to main­tain it. The club de­serves a drive­way that is just as neat and tidy as the course it­self.

“First im­pres­sions count when it comes to at­tract­ing new mem­bers, and once the drive­way is fin­ished I’m sure it will leave a last­ing impression on visi­tors and po­ten­tial new mem­bers,” Mr Ben­nett said.

Club pres­i­dent Ken Al­bion said a new drive and en­trance has been a dream of his for 10 years.

“I am glad it is go­ing to fi­nally hap­pen,” Mr Al­bion said.

“We had some as­sis­tance from an ad­vi­sor to help with the ap­pli­ca­tion process, and we are pleased to re­ceive this grant,” Mr Al­bion said.

The golf club has plans to lay con­crete path­ways for the golf carts as they are tear­ing up the greens.

Also to ben­e­fit from the lat­est round of fund­ing was the Cordalba State School.

Mr Ben­nett said Cordalba State School would also re­ceive a fund­ing in­jec­tion through the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund, with $35,000 be­ing awarded to the Par­ents & Cit­i­zens to in­stall air-con­di­tion­ing and au­dio vis­ual equip­ment.

“I’m de­lighted to an­nounce that Cordalba State School can now up­grade their fa­cil­i­ties with ne­ces­sity items,” Mr Ben­nett said.

“It’s a great lit­tle school which de­liv­ers world-class ed­u­ca­tion and now they will be able to give their stu­dents even more re­sources to as­sist in their learn­ing.”

Childers Pilot­light Pro­duc­tion have also been granted funds.

Mr Ben­nett said Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions will have the Funds to pur­chase au­dio vis­ual equip­ment for fu­ture pro­duc­tion.

Mr Ben­nett said more than $177,200 was awarded to not-for-profit com­mu­nity groups in the Bur­nett re­gion.

“The Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund is just one way the Govern­ment re­turns taxes from gam­bling ac­tiv­i­ties to com­mu­ni­ties, and helps to en­sure that through our com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, we all re­ceive some ben­e­fit from gam­bling in Queens­land.” Mr Ben­nett said.

Govern­ment fund­ing and grants are avail­able to all com­mu­nity groups, schools and not-for-profit groups.

It’s won­der­ful to be able to as­sist lo­cal clubs. — Stephen Ben­nett MP

PHOTO: JODIE DIXONBIT010716ISISGOLF

NEW GRANT: Club Pres­i­dent Ken Al­bion with Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Ben­nett and vice pres­i­dent Nigel Radin.

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