BEERWAH Golf Club will see improved safety and capacity for community events thanks to a federal government grant of $98,200 under the Building Better Regions Fund.
The grant will go towards replacing the existing dirt car park with sealed asphalt and lighting.
Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace said that this project would benefit the whole community, providing not only improved facilities for golfers but greater accessibility to meeting and event facilities for local residents.
“There are not many options for Beerwah residents for hosting a large family, business or community event,” Mr Wallace said.
“By substantially expanding the car park at Beerwah Golf Club and making it safer for all users, this grant is going to help ensure the club can fill that gap and deliver the community event facility we need.
“Dirt car parks waste space, they can be challenging for wheelchair users and they can create a lot of dust and mud, which can have detrimental consequences for the surrounding environment.”
The expanded car park, costing a total $196,400, will increase parking capacity at the club by 30% and will be fully lit at night.
Beerwah Golf Club secretary manager Tracy Odgers said the project was an important step forward in the club’s plan to provide function facilities for the local community.
“Beerwah Golf Club’s ambition is not only to provide the best possible experience for golfers on our course but to offer an event and function space where this community can come together,” Ms Odgers said.
“The new car park is going to improve the environment and make for an even more welcoming experience at Beerwah Golf Club for all and we are grateful for the federal government’s support in making it happen.”
For more information about Beerwah Golf Club visit www.beerwahgolfclub.com.au