Councillors endorse funding boost for community and sport facilities


Community amenities and sporting facilities across Noosa are set for almost $1 million in much needed improvements, as part of Council’s 2020-21 budget. 

Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said community spaces are a vital part of the shire’s social wellbeing. 

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Tinbeerwah Hall will share in the $1 million, approximately, to be spent on community amenities and sporting facilities as part of Council’s 2020/21 budget.

“We are lucky to have such strong community groups here in Noosa that are supported by an army of dedicated volunteers,” Cr Stewart said.

“Many of our community spaces need repairs, renovations and enhancements, so it’s wonderful that we’ve allocated funding in the budget, to compliment the significant state government grant funding we’ve received.”

Tinbeerwah Hall will receive $150,000 for roof repairs and recladding.

Over $370,000 in work is earmarked for 10 community facilities in Pomona, including the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall, the Pomona Railway Gallery and the Pomona and District Community House.

Repair and maintenance works, totalling $45,000, are set for community halls in Federal, Kin Kin, Ridgewood, and Cooran.

“Sporting clubs will also share in some much need funding, ranging from new fencing at the Tewantin Pony and Noosa Softball Clubs to a new club house roof at Noosa Rugby Club,” Cr Stewart said.

Girraween Sports Complex is allocated $35,000 to upgrade and repair the irrigation system.

New security screens are earmarked for Tait Duke Community Cottage, as well as an upgrade to its landscaping and external painting.

Cr Stewart said the strong investment will ensure the community has access to well-maintained facilities that support the physical and social needs of residents.

“The pandemic has highlighted the importance of community connection and these works certainly are much needed across the shire,” she said.