Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz this week announced funding for new equipment at the Boonah Working Stock Dog Club Inc, under the Stronger Communities Programme.
Mr Buchholz said, “The Boonah Working Stock Dog Club will use the funding to get new equipment including sheep panels, gates and trailer.”
“This new equipment will greatly improve infrastructure at the stock dog club hoping to increase performance training, as well as making it safer for the dogs and instructors,” Mr Buchholz said.
President Errol Gill and Grants Officer Jeanel Dalgrin of Boonah working stock dog club, thanked Scott Buchholz for the generous funding to upgrade the facilities, allowing for additional training areas, that will in turn generate more community engagement, and increase performance and safety.
Ms Dalgrin said, “the funding that Scott Buchholz has secured will help to upgrade, meaning it will get us members back on the grounds.”
“Having the grounds in the best shape for the safety and training is our top priority, especially for our dogs. So having this new equipment will improve participation and safety greatly,” Ms Dalgrin said.
Mr Buchholz said, “It is disappointing that this will be the last round of funding, under the Stronger Communities Programme, which has been running successfully for almost a decade.”
“It’s disappointing but not surprising that the Labor Government has decided to cut this programme.”
“Local organisations like Boonah Working Stock Dog Club will going forward miss out on this vital funding opportunity, which has delivered real, tangible, benefits to over 100 volunteer run organisations in my electorate of Wright,” Mr Buchholz said.