Funding help for Agnes centre

THE Agnes Water Community Facility will soon boast a community meeting room, kitchen facilities, internet access and indoor sporting activities, thanks to an extra $439,000 grant.

The boost was announced by federal infrastructure and regional development minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday.

“This new building project, next door to the community centre, is expected to support five jobs during construction. And over the longer term, it will provide an important facility for the local community as well as the growing number of visitors and tourists in Agnes Water,” Mr Albanese said.

Last month, Gladstone Regional Council awarded the $2 million tender to Finecorp Industries for stage two of the project.

Have a hit

SOCIAL tennis games have started at the Biggenden tennis courts on Friday nights from 7pm.

Hit and Giggle Tennis Club member Ray Spinks said their main aim was to get people healthy, and to give them a social outlet to meet new friends.

“Spare racquets will be available for people to give it a try. Everyone is welcome; just turn up. Sometimes there is more laughing than tennis,” he said.

Mr Spinks said about a dozen regulars also played on Tuesday mornings at 7am, with one dedicated player travelling from Childers.

Know the law

GAYNDAH growers confused by the new industrial relations laws have the opportunity to have it all explained at a free workshop held by Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG).

BFVG executive officer Peter Peterson said it was important growers were aware of their rights and obligations as employers.

“This workshop is very timely for the citrus growers in particular, who are about to begin recruiting for the upcoming harvest season,” he said.

The workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel on Monday from 11.30am to 3pm.

For more information, contact Mr Peterson 4153 3007.

Get drafting

BE ready for action with the Mulgildie campdraft on Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28.

The event starts at 9.30am at the Mulgildie Sports Ground.

Registrations will be taken on the day.

For more information, phone 4167 2287.



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