CLONCURRY State School, shire council, Centacare and bowls club benefit from Glencore’s latest round of community assistance funding targeting the town.
The presentation slides at the recent Ernest Henry community information session does not break down the funding for each organisation, but it gave a total amount of more than $430,000.
Cloncurry mayor Greg Campbell said Glencore’s funding would be used to further upgrade the equestrian centre with its entertainment area.
An undercover area would be constructed in time for the next major event, which would be the Stockman’s Challenge.
The council have been working on upgrading the equestrian centre for several years, he said.
Centacare North Queensland representative Leanne Harris said the organisation receives its funds from Glencore last December. The money was used to create a community garden which was for the benefit of school students, aged care organisations, cultural groups and play groups.
“Locals stay local because of a good sense of community in this community,” Ms sHarris said.
“The community garden allows that connection.”
She said it provided a sense of belonging for community members wanting to be gardeners.
Cloncurry State School’s science and math teacher Tania Laffey said the funding was used for a science laboratory upgrade.
She said the upgrade should be completed by June 30 and improved access for students with disability and increased the storage space.
The storage space made it easier for teachers to understand the resources that they had, and this knowledge benefited the teaching structure in lessons.
Cloncurry Bowls Club vice-president Ashley Pardon represented the sporting group at the information session. The funding would be used for renovations, including the installation of a wheelchair ramp.
The next round of funding closes in September.