Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has turned the first sod at Kele Park, for the Brothers Kangaroos Australian Football Club. The football club are successful recipients of the Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting Grant, and the Building Better Regions Fund.
Ms Landry and the previous Coalition Government delivered $6,000 in funding for the Queens Jubilee Tree Planting Grant, and $79,958 in funding from the Building Better Regions Fund to install powerful floodlights and lamp posts.
“Delivering funding for local organisations and sporting groups so that they can upgrade and improve their facilities to continue attracting spectators and the local community is a necessity for the continued growth of Capricornia.
“I am thrilled that the funding I secured while in Government has been committed to the Brothers Kangaroos Australian Football Club, and that I can be here today taking part in the initial tree planting ceremony.
“Today, we have planted the first of 35 trees that will be planted from the Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting project. The trees are a very significant acknowledgement to the late Queen’s historical 70-year reign, as she took part in many tree planting ceremonies during her 16 Australian visits.
“The trees will over time, provide shade for spectators at Kele Park, and provide privacy for the neighbouring properties.
“The Building Better Regions funding will go towards upgrading the lighting at Kele Park, which is underway, and will be a great addition for night-time games.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the upgrades at Kele Park progress and improving both the player and spectator experience for the Kangaroos Brothers Australian Football Club,” Ms Landry said.