David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Pratten Post to keep community informed and boost participation

June 28, 2021

Keeping residents informed is the main aim for the Pratten Progress and Preservation Association, which received $2990 to produce a community newspaper, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced today.

“Local publications keep us up to date with happenings in the community, unite residents and support local business growth and development, and that’s why I’m pleased to secure $2990 for the Pratten Progress and Preservation Association to start a community newspaper,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This funding will allow the association to purchase a laptop and printer to produce the Pratten Post, which will inform local residents of community activities in and around the Pratten region and foster community participation.

“For many residents in our rural communities, printed content is their only way to stay informed with news and events in their community. This communication is essential in building a sense of belonging and pride in Pratten.

“This is great news for the Pratten community and the volunteers who are working hard behind the scenes to provide this publication for the community.

“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.