Council allocates more than $60,000 in grants program

Published on 29 May 2019


Pyrenees Shire Council is proud to provide funding to 27 community groups for local events, to buy new equipment and for significant capital programs.

Council allocated $63,834.48 in funding at its Ordinary Meeting in May.

The Lexton Football Netball Club received $4078.88 for the installation of an electronic signboard, The Natte Yallock Recreation Reserve $2600 for barbecues and the Beaufort Garden Club will use $5000 for new sculptures in the Beaufort Memorial Garden.

Community grants recipients included the Carranballac Progress Association which will use $1500 to by new hall furniture, the Avoca Scout and Guide Group will spend $1500 on storage shelving, and the Beaufort Community Playgroup will use $1000 for new toys and upgrade play facilities.

Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Robert Vance said he looked forward to seeing the projects the grants would be used for.

“I’m heartened by the amount of groups and the projects they’re working on; it really shows Pyrenees is a fantastic community to be a part of,” Cr Vance said.

“These grants will help the Landsborough CWA host a 1st birthday celebration, improve safety at the Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally and improve firefighting capabilities at local halls,” he said.

“We have allocated funding for Round 3 of the 2018/19 year Community Grants, Round 3 of the 2018/19 Community Capital Grants and Round 1 of the 19/20 Community Capital Grants.”

Community Grants will be allocated for a maximum of $750 for events and up to $1500 for equipment, infrastructure, training and development activities.

Community Capital Grants are available to community groups based in the Pyrenees Shire between $1,500 and $5,000.

The Wimmera Axeman’s Hall of Fame has been allocated $1500 in principle for a permanent wood chopping area at the Goldfields Recreation Reserve pending Council and Agricultural Show Society approval.

Community Grants Round 3 2018/19

Glenpatrick Recreation Reserve

Purchase of a rainwater tank for firefighting water provision.


Beaufort Golf Club

Event – 2019 Annual Winter Tournament


Casablanca Movie Club

Event – Senior Citizens Week Activities


Business 4 Beaufort

Upgrading Radio 88 equipment


Beaufort Progress Association

Redevelopment of the Beaufort Town Market


Beaufort Senior Citizens

Purchase new bowling mat


Avoca Scout & Guide Group

Purchase of storage shelving


Carranballac Progress Assoc

Update hall furniture


Snake Valley & District Land Protection Group

Addressing weed problem and events


Beaufort Agricultural Show Society

Purchase of storage shelving


Lake Goldsmith Hall Committee

Purchase of fridge / freezer for community use


Avoca Country Golf Bowling Club

Event – 2019 Victorian Golf Sand Green Championships


CWA Landsborough Branch

Event – 1st birthday Dinner Dance


Beaufort Community Playgroup

Upgrade to play facilities and toys



Community Capital Grants Round 3 2018/19

Redbank Reserves Committee

Safety lighting improves in the Anzac Park toilets and gazebo area, and powerpoints.


The Snake Valley & District Historical Society

Urgent maintenance work for the preservation of the Historical Society Building.


Beaufort and District Adult Riding Club

Installation of a safety fence around the riding arena at the Raglan Recreation Reserve Sand Arena.


Casablanca Movie Club Inc

To complete funding for the purchase and installation of retractable movie screen to improve safety.


Beaufort Bowls Club

Replacement of old chairs to improve safety.


Avoca and District Historical Society Inc

Purchase of a Scanpro machine to allow access to early local papers.



Community Capital Grants Round 1 2019/20

Lake Goldsmith Steam Preservation Association

Installation of safety railings around external platform


Trawalla Hall and Recreation Reserve

Upgrades to the Trawalla Hall – window replacement


Lexton Football and Netball Club

Installation of electronic scoreboard


Raglan Hall and Recreation Reserve

Replacement of vinyl flooring in kitchen.


Natte Yallock Recreation Reserve Inc

Purchase of BBQs for the reserve


Moonambel Recreation Reserve Committee of Management

Purchase of new rainwater tank to replace existing leaking tank.


Beaufort Garden Club

Commissioning of bronze figures commemorating WW2 and the Vietnam conflict.