Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Backs Community Groups

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Council Backs Community Groups

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Byline: Kate Bastable kate.bastable@dailymercury.com.au

THE Lions were roaring with delight yesterday after hearing their soccer club would receive $10,000 to complete an upgrade of its clubhouse.

The club was one of 29 community groups to share in $97,000 of grants approved by Mackay Regional Council yesterday.

Mackay Lions Soccer Club secretary Will Young said the club would use the money to complete the extension of its clubhouse, at the corner of Glenpark Street and Beaconsfield Road.

It had built an extension which needed to be finished off.

Windows, doors, electric fittings, a concrete slab on the front verandah and sheeting for internal walls and the toilets were yet to be completed.

The funding would be used to buy materials and club members would complete most of the labour.

Community services and facilities portfolio councillor Karen May said council's grants assessment committee received a record number of 72 applications for financial assistance. …

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