The Cloncurry Bowls Club will have vital repairs made to its flood-damaged green and electrical system after receiving more than $150,000 in disaster assistance funding.
Eligible works at the club will be funded under the joint Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Club President Kevin Wehrman said the disaster funding was a significant foot up for the club.
"The Cloncurry Bowls Club experienced significant water damage to the green which resulted in diseases throughout the playing surface," Mr Wehrman said.
"In addition, the lighting and electrics also experienced significant water damage and as a result the club had no working lighting towers and the entire external electrical required immediate replacement.
"As the last not-for-profit organisation in Cloncurry we continually rely on the generosity of our members to keep afloat.
"However, after experiencing such substantial damage to our Club's essential infrastructure it was uncertain whether the club could continue without external funding to repair the damaged assets."
Federal Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the funding demonstrates the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments' commitment to supporting all facets of the region's recovery.
"These repairs have been jointly funded under the $20 million Community and Recreational Assets program, which was approved as an extraordinary recovery measure under the DRFA following the 2019 Monsoon Floods," Minister Littleproud said.
"All levels of government have worked together to get these facilities up and running again to ensure they will serve the community and surrounding region for years to come."
Queensland Minister for Sport, Mick de Brenni said DRFA Community and Recreational Assets program was seeing facilities restored at up to 60 not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations across the Townsville, Richmond, McKinlay, Flinders and Cloncurry council regions.
"This weather event was unlike anything we've ever experienced, so it's great to see positive outcomes like this being delivered for local communities," he said.
"The significance of completing this work is monumental for the Cloncurry Bowls Club.
"I am excited to have all these works finalised in time for Cloncurry's big community event and I wish them well."
The Give it Back Bash Street Party event is scheduled for 21 February 2020 and will feature Aussie rock legends the Choirboys, as well as Bulldust, the Local Youth Band and the Deadly Dancers.
"It's a great opportunity for newly repaired Cloncurry Bowls Club to show off its new facilities and give back to the Community,' Mr de Brenni said.
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