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Raise the roof, we got a grant

Clockwise from left: Rum City Rods and Customs president Roger Keegan, Federal Member Keith Pitt, AND Rum City members Steve Tilley, Mal Baker and Ray Gaffel
Clockwise from left: Rum City Rods and Customs president Roger Keegan, Federal Member Keith Pitt, AND Rum City members Steve Tilley, Mal Baker and Ray Gaffel

RUM City Rods and Customs will be able to complete long-awaited upgrades to its clubhouse thanks to a federal grant.

Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt announced the popular Bundaberg car club had been awarded $5775 under the Stronger Communities strategy, which will allow the hall's rusty roof to be replaced.

The grant requires the club to match the funding dollar-for-dollar.

"This is a very strong community group and they do a wonderful job. You look at the cars that are here - there are thousands of hours of work put into them," Mr Pitt said.

"It's run by volunteers and funded by individuals, but they can get out and use cars to help other local charities each year. So it'sgreat to be able to help them out."

When the club bought the hall on Quay St East from the Bundaberg Marching Girls after the 2013 floods, "it was wrecked," Rum City president Roger Keegan said.

"We had to revamp the whole hall - we've got tradesmen in the club, electricians, plumbers, builders, so we can get in and do it."

The roof replacement is specialised work and the club members "were very happy when they found out they didn't have to do it," Mr Keegan said.

"If it rains we don't have to worry about getting wet inside."

The 70-strong club holds weekly Friday night "coffee runs" and Sunday "brunch runs". Its next event is a swap meet on March 19.

The Stronger Communities program allocates $150,000 a year over two years to each federal electorate.




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