David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Successful Winton projects helping to build a stronger community

April 4, 2022

Maranoa MP David Littleproud today announced that the Winton Neighbourhood Centre and Diamantina Rodeo & Campdraft Association will share almost $23,000 in Federal Government funding under Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme.

The Winton Neighbourhood Centre has secured $20,000 to purchase a custom barbecue trailer for community use.

“This custom-built barbecue trailer will be a social connector – used in the community during disaster responses, as well as for community not-for-profit groups to use in their fundraising efforts,” Mr Littleproud said.

“During times of disaster, people who have been displaced due to floods or fires need meals, as do the volunteers from the different aid agencies involved.”

The Diamantina Rodeo & Campdraft Association will use their $2,850 grant to purchase new unforms for the volunteer committee, who work tirelessly during the various community events in the Winton district.

“Events like the local campdraft, rodeo, and gymkhanas provide an opportunity to bring the whole region together to compete, network or just catch up. New long-sleeved uniforms will ensure the committee are safe from sun damage as well as easy to recognise for those needing assistance during events that bring much-needed visitor dollars to the outback 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 – these upgrades for the Winton 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.