Funding has been secured for the Laidley Cultural Centre acoustic upgrades following an announcement from the Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz.
Joined by Lockyer Valley Regional Councillor Janice Holstein and State Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald, Mr Buchholz announced $117,000 in new funding for upgrades to the error prone sound and acoustic equipment.
Mr Buchholz said the Federal Liberal and Nationals were investing in rural communities and the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) program was delivering investments in small-scale, community focused infrastructure.
“This funding was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, to support local jobs, businesses and the economy. But the Morrison Government has put improving community at the heart of the investments, ensuring funding delivers longer term benefits.
“$117,000 will not just deliver these upgrades for twelve-months, it will support a range of events in Laidley for many years to come.
“The $1.5 billion LRCI program is funding upgrades to roads, footpaths, parks and community assets right around Australia,” Mr Buchholz said.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan welcomed the funding and thanked Scott Buchholz for his ongoing advocacy on behalf of the Lockyer Valley.
“The Laidley Cultural Centre is a much-loved community asset and regularly hosts an array of community and school-based events.
“This funding injection will safeguard this invaluable community asset for many years to come.
“I extend my thanks to Scott Buchholz and the Australian Government for investing in the Lockyer Valley and supporting our region throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Milligan said.
The Laidley Cultural Centre has been a well-utilised facility for residents over its lifetime, host to an array of functions.
Mr McDonald thanked Scott Buchholz and the Morrison Government for the investment, saying it was important all levels of government invest in growing, rural communities such as Laidley.
“We know going forward that more people are coming to Laidley and these investments will mean we have the local social and community assets to enable a more connected community.
“I look forward to being back here when the renovations are complete, with the community, with Scotty Buchholz and Mayor Milligan, to hear for ourselves the enhancements to the audio system,” Mr McDonald said.
Mr Buchholz credited the patrons of the Laidley Cultural centre for the upgrades, saying it was prioritized as result of feedback from those using the centre.
The $117,000 upgrades are scheduled to be completed by May 2021.
Mr Buchholz – 0413 424 384
Mayor Milligan – (07) 5462 0316
Mr McDonald – (07) 5351 6100