David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Isisford Community Garden helps to build a stronger community

April 4, 2022

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced that the Isisford Industry and Recreation Development Association will receive $18,002 in Federal Government funding for their Isisford Community Garden Regeneration Project.

The funding from Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme will help to erect a weather resistant shade structure over the community garden and install an irrigation system for their developing orchard of fruit trees.

Mr Littleproud said that the community garden would deliver positive and sustainable social benefits to the Isisford community through the provision of free seasonal fruit and vegetables to the community.

“Isisford sits almost 80km from the nearest grocery store, restricting the community’s access to fresh produce,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The development of a large shade area and irrigation system will enable the community to successfully grow plants all year around, whilst encouraging local participation and healthy lifestyles.”

“I’m a firm believer in bringing people together and improving community services across Maranoa because it has a positive flow-on effect on our quality of life and how we support each other – these upgrades for the Isisford community reflect this.

“Regional communities are the heart of this country and I want to make sure that small capital projects are funded and the community gets exactly what it needs.”

Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme delivered $150,000 in Federal Government funding to Maranoa community groups – fourteen projects across Maranoa were funded in this round.

Project grants range from $2500 to $20,000 to help bolster rural communities.