Council grant funds to Stroud district community groups

Great Lakes Council has allocated more than $130,000 in grants to various Stroud district community groups through its community grants committee.
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Council’s director of planning and environmental services Lisa Schiff said the committee allocates the funding made available in accordance with the consent for the Duralie Coal Mine for the development of community infrastructure projects within the Stroud, Stroud Road and Wards River area.

“In addition, the committee welcomed new members Rod Williams and Daphne Dobbyn,” Ms Schiff said.

“Mr Williams and Mrs Dobbyn have been appointed to the committee for a period of two years for the purpose of allocating funds received from the Duralie Coal Mine.

The projects funded include:

•Stroud Road Community Hall and Progress Association of $15,180 for internal and external painting of the Hall;

•Stroud and District Menshed of $11,963 for connection of electricity and water and fireproofing work;

•Stroud Heritage Conservation of $10,000 for a trust fund to care for heritage-listed buildings;

•Stroud Lions Club of $60,000 for playground equipment as part of the Allen Park enhancement project;

•Stroud Community Choir of $10,000 for purchase of a sound system and for the community Christmas carols;

•Stroud Public School of $4235 to purchase three personal computers and three laptops;

•Stroud Preschool of $14,650 for kitchen upgrading and landscaping;

•Stroud Road Public School P&C Association of $1248 for an oven for the school canteen; and

•Stroud P & C Association of $7150 for the safe landing for athletics project.

“We are very pleased to be able to support community infrastructure groups in the Stroud area to such a significant level” said Ms Schiff.

“From preserving heritage-listed buildings to providing Christmas cheer with carols, the funding from the Duralie Coal Mine enhances life for Stroud district residents.”

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