Improved safety and community accessibility at Beerwah Golf Club thanks to Federal Government grant

Beerwah Golf Club will see improved safety and capacity for community events thanks to a Morrison Government grant of $98,200 under the Building Better Regions Fund. The grant will go toward replacing the existing dirt carpark with a sealed asphalt facility with lighting.

Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace said that this project would benefit the whole community providing not only improved facilities for golf, but greater accessibility to meeting and event facilities for all local residents.

“There are not many options for Beerwah residents for hosting a large family, business or community event. By substantially expanding the car park at Beerwah Golf Club and making it safer for all users, this grant is going to help ensure the Club can fill that gap and deliver the community event facility we need.” Mr Wallace said.

“Dirt carparks waste space, they can be challenging for wheelchair users and they can create a lot of dust and mud which can have detrimental consequences for the surrounding environment. This new facility is going to help reduce those impacts for all local residents.” 

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering the services and infrastructure the Coast deserves. We are backing these projects so local people have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs to boost our economic recovery. I worked closely with local councils and community groups like Beerwah Golf Club in supporting these Building Better Regions Fund grants and it’s great to be part of a Government that listens to and delivers for our community.” Mr Wallace said.

The expanded carpark, costing a total of $196,400,will increase parking capacity at the Club by 30% and will be fully lit at night.

Beerwah Golf Club Secretary Manager Tracy Odgers said that this project was an important step forward in the Club’s plan to provide function facilities for the local community.

“Beerwah Golf Club’s ambition is not only to provide the best possible experience for golfers on our course, but to offer an event and function space where this community can come together. Our new car park is not only going to ensure that our members and guests always have a place to park, it is going to mean better capacity, accessibility and safety for all local residents who are taking part in evening events and functions at the Club.”

“The new car park is going to improve the environment and make for an even more welcoming experience at Beerwah Golf Club for all and we are grateful for the Federal Government’s support in making it happen.” Ms Odgers said.

Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9,900 jobs during the project period. This latest funding round takes the Government’s total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government is focused on ensuring our regions remain strong.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to work hard on behalf of Australians living in regional and remote communities,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“That’s why we’ve committed an additional $100 million under this latest round to take total funding to almost $300 million. This extra funding will support more projects, more jobs and create more economic opportunities in our regions to boost their recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Funding for this project in Fisher is a testament to the dedication of Andrew Wallace.

“Funding under the Building Better Regions Fund supports economic and social infrastructure for the long-term benefit of regional communities.

“Infrastructure upgrades funded in this latest round will ensure our regions remain great places to live and visit, while helping support important regional industries which create jobs.

“Our Government is committed to delivering the best outcomes for regional and remote Australia, which is why we are providing local businesses, industries and families with opportunities to get ahead.”

For more information about Beerwah Golf Club visit https://beerwahgolfclub.com.au/

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