Government Support

Major Maintenance and Facility Improvement Projects

As a small club with limited capacity to generate sufficient capital for major maintenance and improvement projects, the Club has received excellent support through successful funding grants from various government agencies over the past few years.

The Nambour Bowls Club is indebted to the following organisations and gratefully acknowledges their contribution towards the exciting major initiatives outlined below.


MAJOR PROJECTS


CLUBHOUSE AMENITIES UPGRADE - Completed 2016


A staged project primarily aimed at a complete overhaul of the very old and inadequate restroom facilities. The work entailed complete demolition of the female toilets and restroom followed by the construction of new co-located male, female, unisex ambulant and disabled toilet amenities.  External ramp access was included along with refurbishment of the old male amenities block for storage purposes. The timber landing and stairs servicing the upper level kitchen/dining area was replaced, access improved and a major upgrade of the stormwater network undertaken to address flooding problems.


Queensland Government

 

Successful part funding applications dating back to 2014 from the agencies listed below addressed specific elements of the overall project and provided the catalyst for major funding approval under the above Department's "Get Playing Places and Spaces" program. Queensland Government funding support embraced the entire project due to the complexity and high costs associated with the four month construction exercise. The various collages which appear below provide an insight into the complexity and extent of this project.

    

Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund

Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund approved funding to be directed towards the male and disabled toilet amenities. The following collage provides a visual insight into the work associated with this element of the overall project and a glimpse of the amazing transformation.



Gambling Community Benefit Fund


The Gambling Community Benefit Fund endorsed its support for the upgrade of the female restroom amenities. The following collage provides a visual insight into the work associated with this element of the overall project and a glimpse of the amazing transformation.




Sunshine Coast Council

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Sunshine Coast Council demonstrated its support for this important community project through two different grants. Councillor Greg Rogerson was one of the first on the scene when the Club was seeking direction and solutions to the long standing problem. Financial support through the Councillor's Discretionary Fund which kick started the planning and funding exercise was followed by a successful Major Grant, both targeting the refurbishment of the old male amenities for storage purposes and the replacement of the external landing and stairs.  The following collage provides a visual insight into the work associated with this element of the overall project and a glimpse of the amazing transformation.




NEW ROOFING AND IRRIGATION SYSTEM - Completed 2012


A staged project with the purpose of reducing spiraling water charges by delivering a self sustainable irrigation network involving the re-roofing of the clubhouse, installation of underground water storage tanks, water bore and an automatic irrigation system.


Gambling Community Benefit Fund


Financial support directed towards the re-roofing of the clubhouse plus the installation of ceiling insulation and whirly birds to improve comfort levels for patrons during the warmer months. (2010)


 


Sunshine Coast Council

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Funds directed towards the supply and installation of two 23000 litre underground water storage tanks. (2011)



Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund

Critical funding to cover the installation of the water bore, automatic irrigation system and network servicing the two bowling greens. (2012)



OTHER PROJECTS

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1. Provide motorised Stairlift to cover the 16 internal steps between the ground floor and upper level of the clubhouse (2013)

2. Upgrade dance floor and upstairs dining/entertainment area (2012)


OTHER SUPPORT

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Community Partnership Funding Program 2016/17

Nambour Bowls Club acknowledges the ongoing and continuous support of Sunshine Coast Council since 2011/12 under its Community Partnership Funding Program. Funding assistance under this program helps reduce the cost pressures on the Club and its members by reducing the financial burden imposed by the ever increasing cost of essential services such as insurance, electricity, rates and water/sewerage charges.

This Sunshine Coast Council initiative enables the Club to minimise the cost of participation and to maintain its overall facilities and amenities to a high standard within the broader community. Major improvements like the 2016 Toilet Amenities Upgrade, which was partly funded under Council's Grants Program, also contribute greatly towards maintaining the Club's life long community service objectives.



Get in the Game "Get Going"



Under the "Get Going" funding program offered by the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing in 2014, the Club was successful in securing funds intended to help sporting clubs like the Nambour Bowls Club to grow. While additional bowls equipment was acquired through the program, other major benefits included accreditation of new coaches and measurers, membership marketing, increased public awareness and new sporting programs. (2014)


Flood Recovery Projects

The Nambour Bowls Club was delighted to receive the generous financial support from the following two organisations towards the cost of repairing and replacing furniture, appliances and other items damaged and/or destroyed during major flooding of the clubhouse on Australia Day in January 2012.

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The Nambour Bowls Club duly acknowledges Council's financial support for the Club by way of a successful Minor Grant aimed at assisting with the replacement of key items of furniture and facilities and restoring its sporting and administration facilities. (2012)



The Nambour Bowls Club acknowledges the support of the Queensland Government and its Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing through the special "Disaster Recovery Program" in financing the replacement of important items of furniture, appliances and sporting equipment. These items form an integral part of the Club's role in getting more Queenslanders active through sport and recreation. (2012)


Water and Sewerage Funding Program 2012/13 


Sunshine Coast Council's program targeted at eligible not-for-profit community groups and aimed at alleviating the financial pressure imposed by the increased cost of water and sewerage services.