- Friday 29 July 2016
Educating the next generation
I am pleased to announce, six local heritage groups were lucky enough to receive $29,800 in funding thanks to Council’s Heritage Levy funded Resourcing the Region grant. The grant aims to develop new educational resources which supports increased visitation to museums and cultural heritage organisations. The funding will help educate the next generation of heritage enthusiasts and volunteers. The successful recipients included Queensland Air Museum, Kenilworth and District Historical Association, Landsborough and District Historical Society Inc., Eumundi and District Historical Association, Buderim Historical Society Inc. and Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc.
Healthy Waterways Award
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Healthy Waterways Awards where council received a special highly commended award for the Pumicestone Passage and Catchment Action Plan 2013-2016. This recognition certainly provides validation of council’s work to become Australia’s most sustainable region. The project promoted the values, understanding and sustainable use of the catchment and waterways.
Council happy to help community groups
Applications for the next round of major grants opened on Friday, July 1. Community grants are a fantastic opportunity for not-for-profit community groups to secure extra funding for their projects. I look forward to seeing the wide range of incredible projects that will benefit our Division 1 community in the year ahead. Applications will close at 5pm on Monday, August 1.
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(First published in Caloundra Weekly July 28, 2016)