Disaster funding available for clubs impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth
Emergency funding is now available to Queensland sport and active recreation clubs that have been affected by heavy rain and flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth which battered the coast from 7 to 10 January.
Clubs in the local government areas of Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, North Burnett and South Burnett are now all eligible for up to $5000 through the Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program.
The funding can help clubs to replace damaged equipment including office and canteen facilities, to cover clean-up costs, for repairs and insurance excess.
Cooloola BMX Club President Richard Plukaard said the funding will be vital for repairing their flood damaged 300-metre BMX track which has been left covered with holes and imperfections.
“We have to re-glue and re-shape 60 per cent of the track, so the funding will be such a blessing and with the help of all our volunteers we will be back on track for the start of our normal racing,” he said.
For more information or to apply for funding, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery