GOOBIDI BAMANGA CACS CAN MOW LAWNS
Regarding your story, “KAP arranges for mowing service to power up again”: Goobidi Bamanga CACs Ltd has provided a professional mowing service under the Community Home Support Program (CHSP) and Community Care program, in the Douglas Shire for many years.
Eligible assessed elderly clients or clients with a disability can receive a free or heavily subsided mowing service throughout the year.
The service has been invaluable to most of our clients in the region and we take pride in being able to assist our clients to stay at home as opposed to moving into permanent care.
Interested parties can receive a free assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team on(07) 4084 1200 or by phoning Community Care on 13 74 68. Our Community Care services will be transitioning to the NDIS in coming years. Direct enquires can be made to our Home Care Office on 07 4098 3030.
Goobidi Bamanga CACS Ltd
in-kind support to activities. I would like however to clarify a couple of points in the Gazette’s 24 August article. While Council charged a $4000 bond for the event, required as security against any damage to the venue, this is fully refundable upon the field being returned to the same condition as prior to the event. Charging a bond is standard practice for events assessed as high risk, regardless of whether they are run by a commercial or not for profit entity. This event had 1200 in attendance, with entry fees of $15 per adult and $5 for pensioners and school students and Council charged the Not for Profit hire fee of $62.40, including lights. Council’s assistance also extended to preparing the venue by watering, mowing and disposing of waste generated by the event at no cost to the event organisers.
Council also supports local Not for Profit organisations and commercial organisations through our annual grants program which opens on Monday, 4 September, 2017. Guidelines and application forms will be available on-line at https://douglas.qld.gov.au/ community/community-grants/.
Yes, applying for grants can be a little daunting however we try to assist applicants present their best possible applications for projects which best use rate payer funds for projects which benefit our communities.
We encourage potential applicants to attend the information session at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 5 September, at Council’s Mossman Administration Office.
Mayor Julia Leu