David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Nobby Heritage Association helping to build a stronger community

April 4, 2022

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced that the Nobby Heritage and Development Association will receive $3,244 in Federal Government funding under Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

“With their funds, the Association will build a shelter to house their barbecue, which is used during public functions,” he said.

“The new shelter shed will enable the small band of hard-working volunteers to fire up the barbecue under cover during inclement weather and during very hot weather.”

The hall is a central hub for the Nobby community – it is widely used by local organisations and is the main meeting venue for the town of Nobby. It also plays host to the regular indoor bowls competition, as well as dance concerts and wedding receptions.

Mr Littleproud said the upgrade will be perfectly timed with the hall set to host a three-day country music festival in a major tourism boost for the district.

“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 – this upgrade for the Nobby region 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 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.