Smoother drive for golfers
Gambling Community Benefit Fund supporting locals
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
NEW GRANT: Club President Ken Albion with Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett and vice president Nigel Radin.