House debates

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Statements by Members

Wide Bay Electorate

1:33 pm

Photo of Llew O'BrienLlew O'Brien (Wide Bay, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm looking forward to meeting with organisations in Wide Bay to see the progress they've made on projects supported by the Morrison government.

Noosa and District Landcare, headed up by Phil Moran, received almost $20,000 from the Community Environment Program to revegetate one hectare of land at the Shepperson's Lane lookout section of the Noosa Trail Network.

Sunshine Butterflies is a wonderful disability services organisation. Leanne Walsh and her team put sunshine in the hearts of everyone who comes through their doors, and I'm pleased the Stronger Communities Program has committed $20,000 towards their air conditioning and their activity shed. We're also contributing $20,000 through the CEP to restore their dam and protect their local species.

A $13,000 CEP grant to Noosa Integrated Catchment Association is helping Jill and Justin Campbell and their Bushcare team to do a great job rehabilitating the wallum woodland dry rainforest section by removing rubbish and revegetating with native species. Noosa Boardriders Club received $7,750 towards a new jetski to help them train and run competitions, and I congratulate Ryan Taylor and his committee on all that they do. Andrew Dick applied for almost $7,000 on behalf of the Cooroy Golf Club to raise awareness and restore native vegetation. These are all great projects, and I'm proud to support them all.