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A perfect day for the average Aussie is when their mower is broken but for the Bowen Sporting Complex, their perfect day was the approval of $20,000 towards a new tractor and roller mower.
At today’s Council meeting in Proserpine more than $80,000 was approved to 11 sporting and community groups through round one of Council’s Special Projects Grants.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said the $20,000 grant to the Bowen Sporting Complex was a positive outcome as it leveraged from the $31,000 they received from the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
“This has allowed the Bowen Sporting Complex to raise co-funding of $51,000 to purchase a new tractor and roller-mower to provide more efficient maintenance on the fields and improve the playing surfaces,” Cr Willcox said.
“This will benefit all the sporting bodies currently using the fields including cricket, football, netball and athletics,” he said.
“The fund is designed to support community groups in providing a variety of cultural, community, sporting and recreation activities in the Whitsunday Region,” Mayor Willcox said.
An elated Bowen Sporting Complex Secretary Ross Meier said there has been a long and beneficial relationship with Council since the early 1980’s when the Sporting Complex was initially established.
“This partnership has provided confidence for all member clubs to continue to invest in the facility which has become a fantastic community asset which is enjoyed by a variety of sporting clubs, community organisations and schools.”
Other projects which also received funding from Council today included the Proserpine BMX Club with $3,792 towards improvements to their facility and $7000 to Bowen Tourism and Business to develop an App to generate greater exposure the region.