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Grants, lights and boat ramp cleaning

13 March, 2019

Community Grants programmes – Projects and Community Events 

Applications are being accepted for grants to help community groups stage events and improve their facilities.

“Round Two of Council’s Community Grants programmes – Projects and Community Events help community groups organise one-off community events and projects,” Cr James Hansen said.

“Grants of up to $5,000 per project are available for community groups and organisations to plan and deliver events and projects between July 2019 and June 2020.

“These events help the groups showcase themselves to the region as well as provide entertainment and ensure we live in a vibrant community.”

Applications close on 5 April 2019.

“Groups which would like advise or assistance to complete an application can contact Council’s Events Support Team on 1300 79 49 29.”

Guidelines and application forms can be found on Council’s website.

Ramps clean for Easter

A number of boat ramps will be temporarily closed during March for maintenance and cleaning ahead of the busy Easter holidays.

The Tuan ramp will be closed on March 18; the Toogoom ramp will be closed on March 19; the Burrum Heads caravan park ramp will be closed on March 20, the Ross Street ramp on March 21 and the Lions Park ramp on March 22.

“The closures will allow Council time to undertaken maintenance at the ramps to ensure they are ready for the Easter holidays,” Cr Daniel Sanderson said said.

“The ramps, especially those at Burrum Heads, will be very popular during Easter Fishing Competition.”

Traffic lights for Torquay

Traffic lights will be installed at the intersection of Tavistock Street and Torquay Terrace in Hervey Bay.

“The $870,000 project will improve safety and traffic flow around the Torquay State School and Hervey Bay Fire Station,” Cr Denis Chapman said.

“Torquay Terrace is a major feeder route for Pialba and Scarnes, and the amount of traffic on the terrace has increased as motorists look for alternative east west routes through the city rather than use Boat Harbour Drive.”

The project has been awarded to local company SGQ and is due to start on Monday, March 11 and completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

Traffic flows on Torquay Terrace and Tavistock Street will be interrupted during the project.