Stuckey secures more funding for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital

29 Jan 2015 10:07 AMJann Stuckey

29 January 2015

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP has been successful in securing $450,000 for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) Hospital Foundation.

“Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is close to the hearts of many people across Queensland and beyond but especially so to local residents.

“If I am re-elected as the Member for Currumbin in an LNP Government the CWS Hospital Foundation will receive $150,000 a year for 3 years.

“We are truly blessed to have this much loved and world renowned iconic tourism attraction in our midst and I am thrilled my lobbying has secured this much needed funding.

“Not only does the Sanctuary deliver enormous enjoyment to those who visit, it is also an invaluable educational resource and one that provides assistance to an increasing number of injured native wildlife.

“I commend the dedicated team of health professionals and volunteers who administer treatment to over 8,500 injured animals – their work is truly inspirational.

“Today’s funding pledge highlights the ongoing commitment from the LNP Government to this treasured resource the CWS.

“In 2014 the LNP announced a $100,000 koala rescue and rehabilitation grant for the Hospital, including the construction of gum storage facilities on site.

“The former Labor government shamefully exploited Currumbin Sanctuary for cute and cuddly photo opportunities whenever it suited them but they never committed a single cent of funding.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary CEO Jonathan Fisher welcomed this funding.

“This is a significant investment by the LNP which demonstrates their understanding of the essential service the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital provides for the community ” Mr Fisher said.

“I thank our MP Jann Stuckey for consistent support in the ongoing struggle to fund the wildlife hospital with this commitment, the largest by a state government.

“Currumbin residents are passionate about caring for and protecting wildlife and so am I,” Ms Stuckey said.