Caloundra Community to get boost from an LNP Government: McArdle

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has today announced that an LNP Government will deliver $235,000 worth of one-off grants across eight community organisations and schools in Caloundra. 

Mr McArdle said that the grants would primarily be used to purchase new equipment and infrastructure directed towards community safety and social wellbeing. 

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“It is a pleasure to announce that an LNP Government will provide a number of one-off grants across Caloundra’s community organisations and for the benefit of schools. The goal being to take another step toward a Caloundra that is a little safer and a little better for our wellbeing.” Mr McArdle said. 

Flashing School Lights

“Caloundra City Private School, Unity College and the new Baringa State School will each have installed 40km/h flashing lights on the road outside the school at a cost of $35k per school. They will provide extra notice of the proximity of a school and help in the protecting school children.” Mr McArdle said. 

CCSA Hall

“The CCSA Hall has become a second home for many in our community, but this iconic hall is in serious need of air conditioning to cater for the growing number of community organisations that use its facilities.”

“The Hall will receive a one-off grant of $45k to install air-conditioning which I am certain will be well received by all patrons, especially the groups that focus on physical activities including three disciplines of dancing, tai chi, calisthenics as well as the senior activities.”  Mr McArdle said. 


Surf Life Saving Clubs

“Our lifestyle in Caloundra is deeply entwined with our beaches and waterways and we need to ensure that these places are safe and remain in pristine environmental condition.”

“Therefore, I am pleased to announce that Met Caloundra, Dicky Beach and Ithaca Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Clubs will each receive $20k to purchase Inflatable Rescue Boats to keep our beaches safe.” Mr McArdle said.

Night Eyes Water and Landcare Inc

“Importantly, the environmental group Night Eyes Water and Landcare Inc will receive $25k to support their vital work of keeping the Pumicestone Passage and our waterways clean. This important work benefits us now but also benefits future generations”

“I would like to congratulate each of these groups for the work they are doing to make Caloundra the place we love to live.” Mr McArdle concluded.  

•    $45,000 to install air conditioning at the CCSA Hall in Caloundra
•    $35,000 to install 40km/h flashing school lights at Caloundra City Private School
•    $35,000 to install 40km/h flashing school lights at Baringa State School
•    $35,000 to install 40km/h flashing school lights at Unity College
•    $25,000 for environmental group “Night Eyes” to help them keep Pumicestone Passage and our waterways clean
•    $20,000 to purchase an Inflatable Rescue Boat for Met Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club
•    $20,000 to purchase an Inflatable Rescue Boat for Dicky Beach Surf Lifesaving Club
•    $20,000 to purchase an Inflatable Rescue Boat for Ithaca Caloundra Surf Lifesaving Club