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.
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