WE’VE started 2015 well with funding already announced in January for surf lifesaving clubs in Lyons as well as substantial financial support for an innovative 20 million trees program across the Northern Midlands.
It’s wonderful to see such essential grassroots community organisations like surf lifesaving clubs given support.
So I was pleased to announce in the first week of the New Year that clubs at Bicheno, Port Sorell, Scamander and Carlton Park would each receive $25,000 from the Federal Government’s Beach Safety Equipment program.
The money will help prevent drownings on our beaches patrolled by these voluntary organisations.
NRNM North also successfully applied for funding under the Federal Government’s 20 million trees program for financial help with its $97,000 project to work with Northern Tasmanian landholders in planning their properties for future development.
The Northern Tasmanian project will see 25,000 trees planted as shelterbelts and around centre pivot irrigation using local contractors such as Private Forest Tasmania and the Forestry Tasmania nursery, at Perth.
And Southern Midlands Council is the latest recipient in Lyons of Anzac Centenary Local Grants money.
The Council will get $7700 for the casting of bronze plaques and the creation of stone plinths commemorating World War I to be installed in the memorial gardens of four local schools and is one of 12 groups in Lyons so far to successfully apply for Anzac Centenary money.
That’s not a bad start to the year is it?