New shed for scouts in Murrumba Downs
Moreton Bay Regional Council has granted a new community lease area to The Kallangur Scout Group, to store more equipment and accommodate membership growth in Murrumba Downs.
Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport Councillor Koliana Winchester said council’s community leasing program offered low-cost opportunities for over 250 community groups across the region to manage and utilise council’s facilities.
“This is another opportunity to deliver much-needed community space that encourages local residents to stay socially active,” she said .
“This is a brilliant example of how council continues to support organisations across the Moreton Bay Region and promote social inclusiveness in communities.
“I'm very happy that council has been able to assist the group and its members to ensure they continue to play an important part in providing social opportunities in our community.”
Councillor for Division 7 Denise Sims said the tenancy, which builds on the group’s existing lease, would cater for the growing needs of the branch.
“In the past 12 months, the Kallangur Scout Group has seen a 50 percent increase in membership to now boast more than 76 youth members aged 5-18 years,” she said.
“The Kallangur Scout Group is very active in our community engaging in events in and around the region including the Pine Rivers Show tent pitching, Skillorama Regional Scouting activity at Redcliffe, as well as numerous other group meeting nights around the Murrumba Downs area.
“I know the shed will make a huge difference to how the group can make use of the space at Murrumba Downs by safely securing all of their equipment, including four canoes and equipment trailer at one location instead of three different spots.”