Pine Rivers to benefit from $62,000 in council grants

Pine Rivers’ community groups have shared in more than $62,000 in the first round of Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program for 2017/18.


Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Division 9, Mike Charlton, said the funding would help deliver a range of sporting, cultural and charity projects for the Pine Rivers community.


“From sport facility upgrades to new equipment, we’ve been able to support a wide range of initiatives in this round of grants which will go a long way in assisting community organisations with their important work across our region,” Cr Charlton said.


“I’m particularly pleased to announce a number of grants of up to $10,000 have been allocated to community groups in Division 9 for the purchase of new sports equipment, including new protective helmets goal keeper gear for Pine Rivers Inline Hockey Club Inc and plans for a new shooting range at Pine Rivers Shooting Club Inc.”


“Council Community Grants give our local community groups a great platform to bring to life projects and initiatives that may not otherwise see the light.”


Other Pine Rivers community groups successful in this round of community grants include:


  • Pine Rivers Rapids Baseball Club - $14 212 to install air-conditioning within the clubhouse and canteen areas
  • Youth Excel - $5000 for governance framework and business planning
  • Pacific Islands Council of Qld Inc. - $5000 for the Pacific Islands Council Qld Youth Camp 2018
  • Pine Rivers RSL Sub Branch - $1980 for desktop computers


Councillor for Division 8, Mick Gillam welcomed the release of the grants, which he said would benefit a number of community groups.


“These grants give our local community groups a great platform to bring to life projects and initiatives that may not otherwise see the light,” Cr Gillam said.


“I look forward to seeing these projects, events and initiatives brought to life and benefiting our local community.”


Councillor for Division 7, Denise Sims, congratulated the Pine Rivers RSL Branch on receiving more than a $1000 for three desktop computers, equipped with large monitors and oversize keyboards, to help those with vision impairment.


“The Pine Rivers RSL Branch is a perfect example of how Council Community Grants can empower community groups to deliver projects to help make a difference in their community,” Cr Sims said.


“These grants are also a great way for council to recognise leadership and individual achievement by actively supporting community organisations and individuals to positively contribute to community wellbeing and the cultural life of the region.”

Councillor for Division 4, Julie Greer, welcomed the release of the grants and she said it would give community groups the opportunity to innovate and create.


“We are pleased to assist The Lakes Football Club Inc. with $15,000 to erect new combination rugby league and soccer goal posts at Aurora Park North Lakes,” Cr Greer said.


“This is a fantastic project that reinforces council’s value in active and healthy lifestyles.”


“We’re also excited to announce more than $9000 as part of council’s ongoing partnership with the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), which will allow Ceramic Arts Moreton Bay Inc. to present and demonstrate their skills at the bi-annual ceramic conference in North Lakes.”


The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


The Queensland Government is contributing $2.08 million to the 2017-18 RADF partnership across 59 councils statewide.


For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit


Applications for the second round of the 2017-18 program would open on 1 February 2018.

Above Photo: Cr Mike Charlton with Sebastian Clemons and Colin Spencer from Pine Rivers Inline Hockey Club Inc.

Below Photo: Cr Julie Greer with Logan Jones (L) and Isaac Jones from Lakes Football Club Inc.


The Community Grants Program is offered in two rounds each year, across a range of categories including facility development, community events and interest-free loans.


For more information on council’s Community Grants Program visit

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