WORN out old signs will become history when the Tamborine Mountain Historical Society replaces more than 50 of them through a $5000 federal government grant.
The $10,000 project – which the society will contribute $5000 cash, labour and materials towards – is expected to enhance the experience of tourists, visitors and school groups to the Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre.
Most of the signs, which include six major signs and more than 50 smaller signs, have not been altered since the facility was established in 1981.
Society president Muriel Shephard said getting Commonwealth support through the Stronger Communities Program was a major boost.
“We appreciate this funding so much and we are so grateful for the effort our Federal Member Scott Buchholz has put into helping us and keeping us updated,” she said.
“These signs are tired – they haven’t been redone in more than 35 years – so being able to replace them will help our displays stand out so much more and really enhance the way we communicate history.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the society on its success.
“The work the society does in bringing tourists to the region and providing important information for school groups and visitors is an asset to the community – through this grant they’ll be able to strengthen how they share our history with residents and newcomers to the Mountain,” he said.
“I congratulate the society on securing this funding and I’m proud to be part of a government which supports the work the society does.”
Round two of the Stronger Communities program is currently open to applications and closes April 29, 2016.
For more information visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp
Applications must be made at www.gms.infrastructure.gov.au
For help with the application process phone the Wright electorate office on 5541 0150.