Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O'Brien today announced a $4,800 grant from the Liberal Nationals Government's Stronger Communities Programme, for the South Burnett First Aid Volunteers to improve access to the Murgon Training Centre.
"The funds will be used to upgrade the car park and extend the facility's doorway, providing easier access to the building for people with limited mobility," Mr O'Brien said.
"The Volunteers are a team of highly-trained and licenced medics who deliver training sessions at their premises in Murgon, which is also available for use by other community groups.
"South Burnett First Aid Volunteers has partnered with many other local organisations to raise funds and donations of goods and equipment for the Murgon Training Centre and I congratulate President Grant Geddes and his hardworking team on their work to provide access for all" Mr O'Brien said
The Federal Government's Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects of between $5000 and $20,000. Up to $150,000 is available in each electorate per year.
The grants are available to not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Applications for the fourth round of the program have recently closed.
Further information on the SCP, including guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found on the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's website at: http://regional.gov.au/regional/programs/stronger-communities.aspx