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Council backs community

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council gave $136,840 towards community projects at last night’s community grants presentation evening.

Round two of the grants program funded such projects as a ride-on lawn mower at the Nyora Recreation Reserve, a drive-in movie pool party at Mirboo North and the Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival.

Fifteen groups applied for funding from the new small equipment grants category and six were successful.

Applications for funding in the first round of 2013-14 close on August 30.

The presentation ceremony was held in the council chambers, Leongatha.

Grant recipients were:

  • Poowong Historical Group, $3000 to replace fence at Poowong Pioneer Chapel;
  • Poowong Recreation Reserve, $1975 towards Poowong Recreation Reserve master plan;
  • Poowong Public Hall, $7000 to refurbish toilets/change room;
  • Nyora Recreation Reserve, $5000 towards new ride-on lawn mower;
  • Korumburra City Soccer Club, $4900, removable goal posts;
  • South Gippsland Shire Brass Band, $1000 towards learners instruments;
  • South Coast Active Communities, $1500, Connect Local Communities to be Active;
  • Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association, $2000, Meeniyan on Fire Street Festival;
  • Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, $4250, mower;
  • Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, $5000, festival costs;
  • Fish Creek Bowls Club, $10,000, refurbishment of men’s toilet;
  • South Gippsland Tourist Railway, $10,000, Korumburra track, signage and pedestrian underpass upgrade;
  • South Gippsland Singers, $1000, Music for the 21st Century;
  • South Gippsland Bridge Club, $1000, annual congress;
  • Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club, $10,000, functions building;
  • Leongatha Recreation Reserve Committee, $8700, enlargement of storage dams for irrigation of reserve;
  • Leongatha Town Cricket Club, $10,000, drainage and turf wicket;
  • Leongatha Men’s Shed, $3200, carpentry tools;
  • Mirboo North Golf Club, $2750, upgrade of rough cutter;
  • Mirboo North Swimming Pool, $1000, drive-in movie and pool party;
  • Mirboo Recreation Reseve, $3500, installation of a sink;
  • Leongatha Junior Football Club, $2560, purchase of two new stretchers;
  • Leongatha Court House Committee, $1000, new chairs;
  • Foster Cricket Club, $2500, new mower;
  • Foster Showgrounds Committee, $3500, upgrade to Robbie Allen Pavilion;
  • Toora and District Progress Association, $10,000, Toora Community Hub and Gippsland Dairy Museum feasibility study;
  • Welshpool and District Advisory Group, $9000, business plan for Welshpool Community Opportunity Shop and Nursery;
  • Waratah Bay Community Association, $9240, Waratah Bay Strategic Foreshore Plan;
  • Stockyard Gallery at Foster, $1900, replace laptop and update software;
  • Beach and River Business Association, $3000, Inspirations by the Bay art, photography and craft show;
  • Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute, $2500, installation of a 27,900 litre polypropylene water tank;  and
  • Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve, $6600, reserve master plan.
    •Cr Lorraine Brunt and Stephen Halliday from the Poowong Historical Group.

    • Cr Lorraine Brunt and Stephen Halliday from the Poowong Historical Group.

    •Cr Jim Fawcett and Frank Dekker, Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

    • Cr Jim Fawcett and Frank Dekker, Leongatha Recreation Reserve.

    •Cr Jim Fawcett and Jareth Hume, Leongatha Town Cricket Club.

    • Cr Jim Fawcett and Jareth Hume, Leongatha Town Cricket Club.

    •Cr Jim Fawcett and Doug Paylor, Mirboo North Golf Club.

    • Cr Jim Fawcett and Doug Paylor, Mirboo North Golf Club.

    •Cr Jim Fawcett and Anne Westaway, Leongatha Junior Football Club.

    • Cr Jim Fawcett and Anne Westaway, Leongatha Junior Football Club.

    •Cr Jeanette Harding and Tony Vanin, Foster Cricket Club.

    • Cr Jeanette Harding and Tony Vanin, Foster Cricket Club.

    •mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Toni Ormston, Waratah Bay Community Association.

    • mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Toni Ormston, Waratah Bay Community Association.

    •mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Craig Smith, Stockyard Gallery, Foster.

    • mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Craig Smith, Stockyard Gallery, Foster.

    •mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Beach and River Business Association’s Kerry Murrell and Lee Harrison.

    • mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Beach and River Business Association’s Kerry Murrell and Lee Harrison.

    •mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Gail Young (second from left),  Anita Booth and John Classon from Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute.

    • mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Gail Young (second from left), Anita Booth and John Classon from Tarwin Lower Mechanics Institute.

    •Cr Lorraine Brunt with Clint Newcombe (left) and Noel Gregg from the Poowong Recreation Reserve committee.

    • Cr Lorraine Brunt with Clint Newcombe (left) and Noel Gregg from the Poowong Recreation Reserve committee.

    •mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve president Jenny O’Sullivan.

    • mayor Cr Kieran Kennedy and Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve president Jenny O’Sullivan.

    •Cr Bob Newton and Neil Odgers, Korumburra City Soccer Club.

    • Cr Bob Newton and Neil Odgers, Korumburra City Soccer Club.

    •Cr Bob Newton and Darryl Hunt, South Gippsland Shire Brass Band and Leongatha Court House. 6

    • Cr Bob Newton and Darryl Hunt, South Gippsland Shire Brass Band and Leongatha Court House.
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    •Cr Bob Newton and Julia Lomas, South Coast Active Communities.

    • Cr Bob Newton and Julia Lomas, South Coast Active Communities.

    •Cr Bob Newton and Brett Hume, Nyora Recreation Reserve.

    • Cr Bob Newton and Brett Hume, Nyora Recreation Reserve.

    •Cr Bob Newton and Marty Thomas and Glenys Foster, Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association.

    • Cr Bob Newton and Marty Thomas and Glenys Foster, Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association.

    •Cr Bob Newton and Lionel Wood, Jen Holm and Lyn Drury, South Gippsland Singers.

    • Cr Bob Newton and Lionel Wood, Jen Holm and Lyn Drury, South Gippsland Singers.

    •Cr Don Hill and Mirboo North Swimming Pool’s Judy Potter and Mary Baker.

    • Cr Don Hill and Mirboo North Swimming Pool’s Judy Potter and Mary Baker.

    •Cr Don Hill (centre) and Rhonda Evans and Neil Andrews of Mirboo Recreation Reserve.

    • Cr Don Hill (centre) and Rhonda Evans and Neil Andrews of Mirboo Recreation Reserve.

    •Cr Don Hill (centre) and Eric Hill (Cr Hill’s father, left) and Max Wood of Leongatha Men’s Shed.

    • Cr Don Hill (centre) and Eric Hill (Cr Hill’s father, left) and Max Wood of Leongatha Men’s Shed.

    •Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (centre) with Fish Creek Bowls Club’s Bob Constantine (left) and Duillo Stefani.

    • Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (centre) with Fish Creek Bowls Club’s Bob Constantine (left) and Duillo Stefani.

    •Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (left) with Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club’s Heather Walker and Ian Wise.

    • Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (left) with Tarwin Valley Campdraft Club’s Heather Walker and Ian Wise.

    •Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks with Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival’s, from left, Deidre Granger, Joce Meyer and Susan Poletti.

    • Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks with Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival’s, from left, Deidre Granger, Joce Meyer and Susan Poletti.

    •Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks with South Gippsland Bridge Club’s Clive Hope.

    • Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks with South Gippsland Bridge Club’s Clive Hope.

    •Cr Jeanette Harding with Brad Anderson, Foster Showgrounds.

    • Cr Jeanette Harding with Brad Anderson, Foster Showgrounds.

    •Cr Jeanette Harding with Friends of Agnes Falls, from left, Kathy Whelan, Peter Lee, Mark Turner and Bruce Beatson.

    • Cr Jeanette Harding with Friends of Agnes Falls, from left, Kathy Whelan, Peter Lee, Mark Turner and Bruce Beatson.

    •Cr Lorraine Brunt and Fay Sinclair, Meeniyan Recreation Reserve

    • Cr Lorraine Brunt and Fay Sinclair, Meeniyan Recreation Reserve

    •Cr Jeanette Harding and Irene Spooner of Toora and District Progress Association.

    • Cr Jeanette Harding and Irene Spooner of Toora and District Progress Association.

    •Cr Jeanette Harding and Sally Wilcox (left) and Faye Jenkins of Welshpool and District Advisory Group.

    • Cr Jeanette Harding and Sally Wilcox (left) and Faye Jenkins of Welshpool and District Advisory Group.

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