The Montville community is set to benefit from a significant upgrade to the Montville Sportsground’s carpark under a re-elected Liberal National Government. The $40,000 commitment will see an upgrade of the Montville Sportsground’s entrance road, which is currently a dirt track. In wet weather, visitors’ vehicles are prone to bogging, which is not only a nuisance to local groups and guests, but also poses a hazard to drivers and pedestrians.
The Morrison Government is investing $245,256 to help residents across Fisher access support for mental health and youth suicide prevention initiatives. Federal Member for Fisher and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Andrew Wallace, said local organisation endED would receive the funding to hold their annual Nurture Festival across the next two years after the success of today’s inaugural event.
The Pelican Waters and Golden Beach communities are set to benefit from a significant upgrade to the Pelican Waters Bowls Club under a re-elected Liberal National Government. The $220,000 pledge will see the replacement of the club’s flooring and carpet, as well as an upgrade to outdoor roofing, with the installation of retractable sunshades over the top of the greens, improving the safety and longevity of the club’s sporting and community facilities.
The Glass House Mountains community will benefit from a significant expansion of the Glasshouse Country Men Shed, under a re-elected Liberal National Government. The $50,000 pledge will see the replacement of the existing external shade sheds with a permanent extension, improving the security and longevity of the Shed’s tools and machinery, and better ensuring the safety of members and visitors.
Local families and visitors to the southern Sunshine Coast are set to benefit from a long-overdue re-development of the Metropolitan-Caloundra Surf Life Saving Club’s clubhouse in Kings Beach, under a re-elected Liberal National Government. The $2.6 million pledge will see the development of a communications and command centre for regional emergency services; an operations base for lifesavers and lifeguards undertaking coastal patrols and surveillance; an education centre for all-abilities training, safety, and recreation programs like Nippers. It will also offer upgraded beach ramps and amenities for volunteers, members, and beachgoers of all abilities.
A Sunshine Coast business is set to play a key role in Australian defence aerospace manufacturing, sharing in a $34 million investment by the Liberal National Government. HeliMods joins six other project partners and project lead Boeing Defence Australia in the manufacture of the pilotless MQ-28A Ghost Bat, the first combat aircraft produced in Australia in nearly fifty years. HeliMods plans include the construction of a large manufacturing complex to create ground support systems for Boeing’s MQ-28A Ghost Bat program, as part of the recently announced $103 million Advanced Defence Aerospace Manufacturing Network project.
Veterans and their families across the Sunshine Coast Region are set to benefit from a brand-new Veterans Wellbeing Centre, under a re-elected Liberal National Government. This investment of up to $5 million comes as part of a $70 million expansion of the existing Veteran Wellbeing Centre network, with fourteen new centres to join the six already operating nation-wide.
Families affected by eating disorders are set to benefit from a $1.3 million investment into the Wandi Nerida residential eating disorder treatment and recovery centre in Mooloolah on the Sunshine Coast. The funding is part of a $24.3 million package in the 2022-23 Budget to establish, support and expand eating disorder treatment programs across the country, and comes on the back of $111 million invested into eating disorder care since 2019.
Organisations who treat and support those affected by eating disorders are set to share in $20 million for community-based eating disorder treatment services which focus on local needs, and which implement innovative and evidence-based models of care which are free to those who access them. The procurement process and grant of these funds is set to commence over the coming months. This forms part of a $24.3 million funding package to establish and expand eating disorder treatment services.
Australians with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will get greater access to support and treatment, with the Morrison Government investing $8.3 million for a national centre dedicated to PTSD research, education, and clinical services. The Morrison Government is also investing a further $3.8 million for the Thompson Institute to continue to undertake innovative, evidence-based youth mental health and suicide prevention research and services. This announcement builds on the $7.5 million secured from the Federal Government for the Thompson Institute in 2017.