BOOST: Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien  with Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch president Mick Reid.
BOOST: Member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien with Tewantin Noosa RSL Sub Branch president Mick Reid. Contributed

Region to benefit from funding

SIX Noosa organisations have benefited from federal funding as part of a range of community grants presented last Friday.

Tewantin Noosa Sub Branch received $5000 to build a new Anzac memorial to honour a new era of service men and women.

"We are seeing a change of the guard ... with the Vietnam era Vets moving on and the post 2000 generation becoming involved,” president Mick Reid said.

"This new memorial will be a visual representation of the work the RSL does with Veterans.”

Federal grants in the Noosa region included:

  • GravityFit - $478,950 to commercialise production of their sport perfromance G Suit
  • Noosa District Softball Association - $23,800 for fencing
  • Tewantin Noosa RSL - $5,000 for Anzac Memorial
  • Sunshine Butterflies - $17,295 for their backyard
  • St Vinnies Noosaville - $7,777 for solar panels
  • Noosa Coastguard QF5 - $3,500 for fire-fighting equipment and training room upgrade

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