Have your say on local community grants.

As the local MP, Terri is nominating up to twenty local projects to share in $150,000 in community grants.

These grants support small capital proposals that encourage and support participation in local projects, improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.

With only twenty grants up for grabs, Terri has some tough decisions ahead. 

So she is asking for community feedback to help her decide which projects to nominate.

Giving feedback is simple. Just use the survey at the bottom of this page. 

You can learn about each of the proposed projects by following the links on this page, or the individual surveys at the bottom of each proposal.

Feedback is requested by 5 pm Thursday 16 December 2021. 

Butterfly Garden, Stingless Bees and Community Library

By Goodstart Early Learning Coorparoo

We would love to install a community library on our carpark edge for members of the community to utilise, and also install a butterfly garden in our playground to encourage native butterflies to our playground. We would also like to purchase a native beehive for the children to explore.

Improve accessibility for Wellspring Hawthorne Child and Family Hub

By Micah Projects

We will install a chair lift at the Wellspring Hawthorne Child and Family Hub. This will improve accessibility to the first floor for parents with prams and others with mobility support needs.

Painting of Community Sports Clubhouse

By Balmoral Little Athletics Centre

Balmoral Little Athletics along with other community sporting clubs who are co-located at our clubhouse including Mater Hill Cricket Club and the Thompson Estates Athletics Club are seeking support to assist the clubs to upgrade our shared facilities through painting the exterior of our facilities. This will ensure the clubhouse remains a high quality hub for community sport and recreation in the area while also ensuring lower operating costs and maintenance requirements for all three organisations.

Renovation of recreational outdoor area

By Colville Lodge

Colville Lodge is a 31-bed, level 3 Supported Accommodation Service located in Highgate Hill, Brisbane. We support individuals living with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression as well as intellectual disabilities. Colville Lodge provides pathways and opportunities for residents to live an independent life.

Colville Lodge provides a sense of home. Our residents often comment about how they feel safe, respected, and love the sense of community they feel both in their local area and with their fellow residents. The recreation areas at Colville Lodge play a significant role in our residents’ overall wellbeing. Providing a safe area to meet with other residents or just to take time to enjoy being outside. We have found that by providing alternative options to people that they are able to better manage their mental health.

Currently, residents access this area for their morning coffee, some like to eat in this area and others just like to socialise there. While this area will mainly be used by residents, residents are welcome to invite friends and family into this space. This application is seeking money to complete this project. Currently, Colville Lodge has put in a retaining wall/garden area, garden, lighting, and paving as well as outdoor furniture. We are now looking to cover the area with a permanent all-weather covering to provide a sun-safe and cool environment and to make the area more user-friendly and appealing. Currently, it is covered with a shade cloth sail which is not waterproof and makes the are not usable on wet or hot days.

By covering this area, it will make it more user-friendly during the day. It will also enable this area to be used in inclement weather. We have actively worked on this project for a few years and now only need to permanently cover the area to complete this project. We are seeking funding to supply and install a gazebo including water drainage, beautifying, and adhering to compliance requirements, and completing this area.

New Shed

By Carina Leagues Warriors Water Polo Club Inc

We are seeking to build a new shed for our Club as the existing space provided by the Clem Jones Centre for our equipment is no longer able to store key training and competition equipment. The new shed will also be sufficient in size that we will be able to develop an office space to support the running of our club. The shed will also enable us to take our larger equipment into a secure and sheltered environment while freeing up significant space around the community pool facility which will benefit other partner clubs and the general community. The new shed will also provide a safer working environment for our volunteers.

New Irrigation Supply to Water Tanks

By Morningside Panthers Australian Football Club

Our club ovals cost approx. $80,000 to water through out the year. With the pressure of having a safe green space for all the teams, women and men and juniors, we have had to upgrade our ovals to a suitable standard for all to use. In doing this we have planned and implemented new playing surfaces and lighting to both ovals and we are currently installing additional water tanks to capture excess water from our roofs which will assist with our excessive water cost.

A New Bowling Green Mower

By Belmont Services Bowls Club

The club is in need of a new mower as the current mower has reached its used by date. A new mower will effectively increase the speed of the greens, which are used for State Titles, Premier League, and various competitions.

Construction of New Storage Shed

By Bulimba Hockey Club

Since acquiring the BCC lease in 2018 for the Colmslie Reserve Grass Fields, Bulimba Hockey Club has, in conjunction with joint lessee Bulimba Cricket Club, spent almost $200 000 to completely renovate the existing facility to now provide amenities, canteen, bar and a shed that houses our field maintenance equipment, training equipment and uniforms. We have received a considerable number of requests from our weekly, long term regular hirers for them to be able to store their equipment at the fields. With our current facilities, we are not in a position to accommodate this request, so would like to be able to construct a Stratco Storage Shed (next to our current Shed) which we would give our hirers access to.

Shading our Swimmers

By Coorparoo State School P&C

Coorparoo have access to a 25m heated pool. The pool is utilised by CSS students and by the P&C contracted Elements swim school. The site is also has the potential for use by other schools in the area without access to a pool. In the lead up to 2032, we intended to look at ways to scale up use further for both students and the community. A limitation to the use of the current facility is access to permanent shade cover. This decreases the usability of the location, both in terms of being sun safe as well as general comfort.

Replacement of Old Fencing

By Eastern Suburbs DRLFC Inc. Tigers (Easts Juniors)

The current fencing around the club is very untidy and needs to be replaced. It has been there for many many years. To replace the whole fence is quite a big expense so we are working our way around the grounds! This grant would start the process. We would like to have a similar fence to the one around Cavendish Road State High School.