Currumbin electorate receives $21 500 worth of funding

12 Dec 2008 2:56 PMJann Stuckey

12 December 2008

Three groups in the Currumbin electorate will benefit from the most recent round of Q150 funding grants. Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey says a total of $21 500 has gone into restoring local icons and assisting with cultural events.

‘What a wonderful surprise for the recipients of the grants, especially just before Christmas’, said Mrs Stuckey.

‘Q150 celebrates the Queensland Government’s milestone of turning 150 years old next year.

‘Tallebudgera State School’s Parents and Citizens Association received $5000 for the restoration of the historic Man on the Bike structure. This is symbolic as it is a tribute to the first Principle of the school.

‘Another recipient is the Currumbin Palm Beach RSL. The grant of $6500 will help them organise and bring together the Carnivale Mystique. It is a cultural event at the RSL and the surrounding Currumbin Creek area.

‘St Augustine;s Parish Primary School’s Parents and Friends Association will now be able to make their school even more beautiful with the $10 000 grant they received. The funds will go towards a mural and garden space near the entrance of the school. This will be a beautiful place for students and staff to reflect and have some quiet within the school. The mural is extra special because it will trace the history of the school within the context of the history of the local area.

‘It is a real testament to both of the schools and the RSL of their dedication to the community and the services they provide.

‘I congratulate each of them on their success with their applications for these grants.

Mrs Stuckey says that she looks forward to seeing the final result of the projects the funds are going toward.

Media Contact: Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919