Rotary Tasmania’s New Community Centre
At Queensland’s flood-ravaged Murphys Creek
The Community says thanks (download file) —-
New Kitchen at Postman’s Ridge Hall Nov 2014
This kitchen renovation was made possible by a generous donation from Rotary District 9830 (Tasmania) and the people of Tasmania as a project of their 2011 Flood appeal
Postman’s Ridge hall and volunteers provided invaluable support to local people affected by the floods
Here the new kitchen was handed over to local committee members.
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History of the Project
PDG Ted Richey from Devonport was responsible for overseeing and approving expenditure of Rotary Tasmania District funds designated for relief from the 2011 Queensland floods.
The Tasmanian Government matched Rotary District 9830, Tasmania, dollar for dollar on fundraising for the 2011 Queensland Floods up to a maximum of $250,000 from the Tasmanian Government to be given to all Tasmanian Service Organisations..
On 5 May 2011 District Governor (DG) Ted Richey met with Premier Lara Giddings and was given $167,152, the State Governments contribution to our Queensland Flood Appeal.
Rotary raised twice as much as the three other service clubs combined. With the $718,886 already accounted for, eventually this gave us a total of $911 000, an absolutely incredible result and one the every Rotarian and every Rotary club in Tasmania can feel very, very proud of. Once again, DG Ted congratulates you all on your generosity, your organising skill and your hard work and thank you for once again showing the world the power of Rotary.
The $911 000 raised by Rotary District 9830, Tasmania, for Queensland Flood relief was used to replace a Community Centre at Murphys Creek in Queensland’s Lockyer Valley. As at November 2013 $200.000 remained in the fund and this will be used to build 2 outdoor courts which can double as a helicopter landing pad during emergencies.
This video was
made by Lockyer Valley Regional Council at the official opening on Saturday 9 February 2013.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council provided the site and was responsible for getting building approvals and contracts in place. The Rotary Club of Toowoomba East’s oversight of the project was invaluable, ensuring the project remained on track and funds were spent appropriately.
The balance of funds in the Rotary Tasmania Queensland Flood Appeal have been used to provide multi-purpose outdoor courts e.g. for netball and tennis at Murphys Creek.
The courts will further increase the use of the community facility as a centre for community activity.
Check here for further details of the project