The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing in a stronger community, with $9,300 for the Gatton Campdraft Association under round six of the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz joined State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald, Mick and Pauline Brennan of the Gatton Campdraft Association to make the announcement.
Mr Buchholz said the SCP was about ensuring local community groups were supported in the great work they do, to make the region a better place to live.
“Here in the Lockyer Valley, we’re so lucky to have so many good people in the community, so many local groups doing great things to make the Lockyer more liveable, to bring people together and that all helps the region.
“This funding will go towards building the livestock pen and I am sure will be critically important to future Campdraft events, which are growing in popularity and will attract hundreds to Grantham.
“I want to congratulate Mick and the entire team here at the Campdraft. I am pleased to be back here, this is not our first partnership, just last year we provided $12,500 for solar panels under the Energy Efficient Communities Program,” Mr Buchholz said.
State Member for Lockyer, Jim McDonald said since the Campdraft has relocated they have made every post a winner.
“This is another grant which will enhance their facilities.
I know how much the Campdraft people appreciate this grant from our Federal Member Scott Buchholz,” Mr McDonald said.
Mick Brennan said the Association was very thankful for the funding and they wanted the facility to be spot on.
“We want to pass this on to future generations and it will be spot on.
“We are building a great facility here and every little bit counts,” Mr Brennan said.
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell – 0413 424 384
Pic (L-R): Jim McDonald, Pauline and Mick Brenan, Scott Buchholz