LNP Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell and LNP Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle MP today announced that an LNP Government would provide a long term lease to the Mooloolah Valley Community Association to allow them to plan for the future and continue delivering the valuable programs and services they provide to the district.
The Mooloolah Valley Community Centre moves in to Mr Powell’s electorate of Glass House following the redistribution and he acknowledges the work of Mr Mark McArdle, the Member for Caloundra. Together, they will assist the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre to apply for and access capital grants so they can reach their goal of gaining financial independence, and secure tenure will be crucial.
Mr McArdle said he has been very happy to work with members of the Mooloolah Valley Community Association executive and the local community for the last 18 months on this critical issue.
“The people of Mooloolah are fortunate to have such a dedicated group who are there to support them, financially and personally, and in doing so create a stronger community.”
“The intrepid volunteers who run the Centre know that there is more work to do. I am pleased that, under an LNP Government, we are committed to securing a long term lease so they can expand their services and continue to assist those local residents.” Mr McArdle said.
“The LNP is committed to making sure that organisations such as the Mooloolah Valley Community Association have certainty for their future and can plan and provide the services they do without having to regularly jump through hoops”, Mr Powell said.
The Mooloolah Valley Community Association provides essential services such as counselling with registered psychologists, a welfare program and assistance to disadvantaged local school children just to name a few. They also support the Chaplaincy program at the Mooloolah State School, the Neo Natal Ward at Nambour Hospital and many other groups in need.
Mr Powell said it is vital that Government support services likes the Mooloolah Valley Community Association and that is exactly what the LNP intend to do.
“A vote for anyone other than the LNP in this election will see the return of a do-nothing Labor Government which has got their priorities wrong. They have failed to deliver the vital services Glass House residents need and deserve”, he said.
“I made a very clear commitment to the Association’s executive that I would fight for a long term lease for the Centre I am delighted that the LNP will deliver”, Mr Powell concluded.