David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

South Burnett projects helping to build stronger communities

April 4, 2022

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced that three South Burnett projects will share $22,000 in Federal Government funding under Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Nanango Sporting Association will utilise their $12,100 grant to purchase a portable disabled unisex toilet amenity block for use by families attending events held at the Alan Downie Sports Fields.

“With no disabled amenities currently available at the sports ground, this project will help make the sports fields a more inclusive environment,” Mr Littleproud said.

Other successful grants included the Kumbia branch of the QCWA being awarded $7,010 to upgrade bathroom facilities and access to the Kumbia QCWA building; and the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland received $2,973 to purchase a new water tank for the fire shed at the Maidenwell Rural Fire Brigade.

“Installing a new 5000-gallon tank at the fire shed will provide a reliable source of water and upgrade the water system for use in the fire shed, which is solely reliant on tank water,” Mr Littleproud said.

“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 South Burnett region 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.