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Whitsunday Regional Council today resolved to grant Bowen Delta Rural Fire Brigade $2,460 for adomestic water connection at their new Rural Fire Shed at Merinda.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said Council is pleased to be able to approve this Community AssistanceGrant to help the Bowen Delta Rural Fire Brigade service the local community.
“The Bowen Delta Rural Fire Brigade requested Council provide a project grant for a standarddomestic water connection to their new facility at Merinda, with the standard fee for a newconnection being $2,460,” she said.
“Bowen Delta Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer service that provides vital fire-fighting resources to the rural properties surrounding Bowen, Abbot Point, Collinsville, Longford Creek and Guthalungra.
“They also regularly assist the Bowen/Collinsville Urban Fire Brigade when required, and relyon levies and local fund raising to maintain their assets.
“The non-for-profit organisation has submitted an application out–of–round, however, due tothe nature of the project and given the benefits to the broader community, it has been assessed as appropriate to consider out-of-round,” she said.