Cynthia Lui MP
Member for Cook
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui is pleased that three not-for-profit organisations in Weipa will share over $155,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) super round.
“I am always grateful to see hard working local organisations who depend on volunteers and fundraising get well-deserved funding. These organisations offer opportunities to locals and make a wonderful contribution to our communities,” Ms Lui said.
“I was really pleased the ‘Weipa BMX Club’ received $35,000 to build a reinforced retaining wall. This will help maintain the track and prevent further erosion,” Ms Lui said.
Cape York Boxing President, Scott Wallace said the funding to purchase a portable boxing ring means we can now open up to the Cape. We want to host Boxing Tournaments in Weipa, Bamaga and Thursday Island. This has been five years in the making and would not have been possible without this funding. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Carpentaria Golf Club’s Peter Nolan is very grateful for the funding. “We have been struggling in the heat and members will soon enjoy an airconditioned club, new golf buggies and a PA system for announcements.”
If your not-for-profit organisation would like to apply for the next round of funding, please visit: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants
MEDIA CONTACT: Cook Electorate Office – 4223 1100