BMX enthusiasts and beginners can now rejoice as BMX Burdekin moves forward with a much-needed refurbishment to their toilet block, which includes an upgrade to internal plumbing and a roof to flush away long term issues, thanks to our Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant.
BMX Burdekin spokesperson Lisa Pursell says they were overjoyed to receive the $26,900 grant to enable the refurbishment to become a reality after significant planning in conjunction with the Burdekin Shire Council to identify a solution and design plans.
“I jumped up and down with excitement when I heard we were successful with the funding for the Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant because completing this project wouldn’t be possible otherwise,” says Ms Pursell.
“We looked at various options in conjunction with Council and our plumber, and we determined that a new septic tank and pit was the best long term option for the club.
“To have proper flushing toilets at the club without worrying that they will overflow is such great news for us.”
Ms Pursell says the improved toilet facilities will have long term financial benefits and generate greater income for the club as they can now apply to host state events with confidence.
“Without this funding, we would have had to continue getting the tanks pumped out when necessary, especially during events which required us to pump out prior, and then twice during the day,” she explains.
“Hosting events are great for our club and local businesses, and we can now apply for state events with confidence that our facilities can cope.
Burdekin Area Manager Debbie Szendrey said she was delighted that a local association was one of eight community groups throughout Queensland to receive a share of the $120,000 grant funding awarded in this year’s Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants.
“BMX Burdekin is a fun family event for all ages and provides a central meeting point for the locals to come together, which is so important in fostering a healthy community,” Ms Szendrey said.
“As a member-owned Bank that puts people ahead of profits, we’re pleased the Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant can contribute to providing safe and welcoming facilities for the Burdekin community to enjoy.”
This is the fourth year that we have run the Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants program and follows a long history of supporting the community through grants with over $2.4 million injected into Queensland community projects since 2005. An element of our Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants involves the concept of paying it forward, with grant recipients partnering with us to fundraise 10% of their grant value for Queensland Country’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities.