Community groups win council funds

THREE funding requests approved by Banana Shire Council at last week’s council meeting means community organisations will be able to attend conferences or pay for a specialist.

Under the council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), two people will attend the RADF ‘Art Junction’ Conference. Kym Simms and Glenda Semple were the successful funding applicants, with each to receive $1550 to attend the conference.

The council has also granted funding to the Taroom Kindy to employ a music tutor.

The kindergarten applied for $800, but due to guidelines, it will only receive $750.75.

During the meeting, Banana Shire Council also resolved to provide outstanding support for three events.

Theodore State School P & C Trail Ride will receive $450 from council, while Biloela Amateur Swimming Club CQ Swimming Championships will receive $950 and Biloela State High School Careers Expo will receive $652.50.

Council’s report stated since the applications had more relevance under the Economic Activity Support (Events) policy and have potential economic benefits to the Shire, each application was evaluated in line with the economic multiplier analysis.

Another report tabled at the meeting dealt with the Banana Shire RADF committee’s annual general meeting.

The committee met on June 7 and all positions were declared vacant and nominations were received.

Dot Nutley, Sue Clair, Sally Moller, Rosemary Munroe, Glenda Semple, Tracey Hewitt, Alan McTaggart and Kym Simms were endorsed by the Banana Shire Council on Wednesday as nominations for the committee.

There are two positions that remain vacant on the committee.

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