David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

New shade structure to protect Roma lawn bowlers from the sun

June 28, 2021

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced the Roma Bowls Club will make use of a $3541 grant under the Stronger Communities Programme to erect shade over seating for half of the greens at the Roma Bowls Club.

“The Roma Bowls Club is an important facility for the whole community as a sporting facility, a regular gathering point for local seniors and a venue for a number of community events,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This funding will support the club to construct a new shade structure over half of the greens at the Roma Bowls Club, providing reprieve from the heat and elements and allowing players and spectators to seek shelter from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

“This project will encourage participation by older players and make the sport more accessible to the wider community.

“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 – making improvements to the Roma Bowls Club reflects 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 6 of the Stronger Communities Programme has seen $150,000 in Federal Government funding made available to Maranoa community groups. 14 projects across Maranoa were funded in this round.

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