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Grant recipients

We really enjoy having the opportunity to bring new and local ideas to life through our Community Fund. Congratulations to the 2017 Community Fund recipients listed below.

Applicant Organisation Project Name DescriptionLocation
Bundaberg Basketball Inc Flood Fight Back Installation of safe and energy efficient lighting to stadium.  This will reduce maintenance and energy costs and network demand during peak times. Bundaberg
Burnett Flyers Community Aerodrome Upgrade Angelfield Aerodrome with water tank and storm water pipe to maintain a vital link in times of emergency, particularly floods. Murgon
Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare Inc CDTLI Local Provenance Nursery Upgrade Upgrade to plant nursery includes installation of solar PV to run automatic irrigation timer, heating beds to speed up germination, and security lighting.  Upgrade irrigation system to improve water use efficiency and drainage, upgrade nursery benches for higher capacity. Project will increase community engagement with Landcare, and create awareness of the need for native plant species and removal of pest plants. Townsville
Darling Downs Sport Aircraft Assn Inc Medical Safety Equipment-CPR AED Purchase first aid equipment including Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Plus, workplace first aid kit, and car safety kits.  The project includes member first aid training and the operation of the AED defibrillator unit. Clifton
DSCSA Ltd T/A Mossman Support Services Mossman Support Services Solar Project Install 6 kW solar PV grid connect system to community centre to reduce running costs. Energy savings will help expand support services as well as introduce additional services and programs eg free weekly community lunch, nutritional cooking classes. Mossman
Lupton Park Community Garden Assoc Inc SAFE Food and Access Project This project is designed to promote sustainability through providing low level solar lighting at night for safe access and security.  It also provides refrigeration for safe food consumption during working bees and workshops. Maryborough
Mitchell & District Landcare Assc Inc Take the Bite out of Batteries Install solar panels and battery units on monitoring cameras along Landcare's specifically designed fences to keep wild dogs out of wildlife pathways. Dunkeld
Mundubbera Show Society Inc Mundubbera Show Society Electricity Safety Upgrade Upgrade outdoor power outlets and kitchen switchboard. Install safety switches. Mundubbera
Rockhampton Regional Council Schotia Place Lighting Modernisation Project: Safer & Better Lighting Replace antiquated internal lighting system with LED, and upgrade circuits and switches for improved electrical safety and light quality in Schotia Place Building circa 1898. Rockhampton
The Lions Club of Bundaberg inc Power upgrade to Emergency Kitchen Trailer Upgrade Emergency Kitchen Trailer for connection to mains power.  Add mounted lighting, generator and solar 12 volt battery charging capability to increase versatility to support community events.          Bundaberg
Tolga Bat Rescue and Research Energy Savings for the Bat Hospital Replace incandescent and halogen lighting with LED in the volunteer rooms and outdoor bat enclosures. Replace fridge and freezer with energy efficient models, and service the cold room. Aim is to reduce costs and channel savings in to bat rescue, travel, medicines, and food. Atherton
Townsville Community learning Centre Leave the room, hit the switch Educate staff and students to be more energy conscious.  Includes information sessions to School Warriors senior student group,  and poster competition that captures the message of energy efficiency.  Winning poster will be displayed throughout the school. Townsville
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