Kendall and Comboyne communities will benefit from federal Coalition grants

Lyne MP David Gillespie
Lyne MP David Gillespie

Lyne MP David Gillespie recently announced some federal grants for our community.

Kendall Tennis Club will receive $6000 towards the installation of a new solar power system designed to reduce power costs at the local tennis centre.

The Kendall Tennis Club is one of the most successful sporting organisations in our local area. The club continues to find new ways to fundraise and expand the facilities for the benefit of the community and I’m delighted to be able to support yet another worthwhile project.

Comboyne Ex-Services and Citizen’s Club will receive $9975 in funding for the upgrade of disabled facilities in the club. New restroom and toilet facilities will be built to help improve patronage at the club.

“The board at Comboyne Club has briefed me on a broader plan to upgrade the club’s facilities, and this initial $19,950 upgrade will improve access for people with disabilities and the elderly,” Dr Gillespie said.

Currently, the club finds it difficult to cater for bus groups of elderly people, and younger people with disabilities, who require wheelchair access or motorised chair access, because they don’t have the necessary facilities. The Club also caters for a range of sporting, social and community groups and their various events. Improvements to the club will help them cater for these events and increase the number of patrons.

Grants of between $2500 and $20,000 are awarded to successful applications and I am delighted the Comboyne community has been able to benefit from this important initiative.