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$61,000 community boost

TWELVE organisations will share more than $61,000 allocated by Loddon Shire Council under community grants approved on Tuesday.

Councillors adopted the first round allocation recommendations that included $7060 for Boort Angling Club building improvements, $6600 for Boort Memorial Hall’s Safety First project that will see fragile and failing power points replaced and new wiring and $866 for Boort Lakeside Croquet Club to update ageing tables and chairs.

Each of the groups will also contribute to the cost of their projects.

In Inglewood Ward, Campbell’s Forest Hall committee will receive $1011 to install security cameras after three break-ins in the last 18 months.

Inglewood Riding Club will receive $8500 to repair and upgrade the riding arena to make the grounds useable all year.

In Tarnagulla Ward, Arnold Cricket Club has been allocated $4000 towards upgrading the practice pitch and centre wicket, Newbridge Recreation Reserve $5850 to extend the security system and $10,000 for a tennis club shade shelter

Rheola Public Cemetery has been allocated $4700 to purchase mowers and Tarnagulla Golf Club $2225 for new safety screens on four tees.

In Wedderburn Ward, the town’s historical records museum will receive $8891 for new heating and cooling and Wedderburn Mechanics and Literary Institute $1980 towards a defib-rillator and first aid kits.

The first round of this year’s grant program did not receive applications from organisations in Terrick Ward.

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