Menu
News

$12,000 safety boost for Proserpine respite service

Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox.
Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox. Bonanno, Lynnis (G. Christensen,

A PROSERPINE respite service will be able to provide safer access for clients thanks to a $12,000 Liberal National Government grant under Round Three of the

Stronger Communities Program.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen was joined by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan, as well as the Member for Whitsundays Jason Costigan at the centre on Wednesday for the announcement.

"The Whitsunday Leisure Activity Centre (formerly PATCH) wanted to replace their sliding doors with electric doors to provide safer access for their clients who are elderly or who have disabilities,” Mr Christensen said.

"People with wheelchairs, wheelie walkers or with other mobility issues will certainly benefit from having electric doors.

"The Whitsunday Leisure Activity Centre will receive $12, 440, or 50 per cent of the funding, for these electric doors.”

Minister Canavan said the Stronger Communities Program had provided a valuable avenue for funding for smaller not-for-profit groups.

"The Stronger Communities Program provides grants for capital projects for smaller groups who often cannot access funding under other streams,” Minister Canavan said.

Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan welcomed the announcement.

"This provides great social benefits to Proserpine's aging and disabled community,” Mr Costigan said.

"This service works hard to raise money by fundraising or through donations, so a contribution of more than $12,000 is a huge boost for them.”

Topics:  george christensen proserpine stronger communities program whitsundays

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Ending an era with a big bang

END OF SCHOOL: The Proserpine State High Scholl class of 2017 celebrated the end of school with a formal to remember at the Coral Sea Resort on Wednesday evening.

Ending an era with a big bang.

Proserpine Museum unveils tribute to fallen heroes

Vice president of the Proserpine RSL sub branch Ian Lade and president of the Proserpine Historical Society Don Kurowski in the new war exhibit.

IT WAS 99 years ago on Saturday when the guns fells silent in Europe

Prossie's great love story told

Robert and Muriel Johnstone on theIr wedding day in Proserpine in 1947.

Prossie's great love story told.

Local Partners