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PROSERPINE Agriculture Show Association has constructed another all-weather pavilion with $100,000 in grant funding.

The show association received $100,00 under Round 113 of the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) to replace the poultry pavilion, at the Proserpine Showgrounds, which was damaged by Cyclone Debbie, in 2017.

The association made the decision to replace the damaged pavilion, which was primarily used for poultry events, with a new multipurpose pavilion that could be utilised for a wider variety of events.

Association president Ms Donna Rogers said the new multipurpose shed ‘will open up new opportunities for hire and income for the association’.

Member for Whitsunday Amanda Camm MP said the Proserpine Show Association was one of 10 not-for-profit organisations in the Whitsunday electorate to receive funding under GCBF ‘Super’ Round 113.

“The Proserpine Show Association has taken the disappointment they felt from the damage sustained from Cyclone Debbie and turned it into a positive situation that will have long term economic advantages,” Ms Camm said.

“I’m pleased to see the association’s goals and long-term vision can rise from adversity through the support of the GCBF grant.”

Ms Camm said the GCBF ‘super’ round provided grants of up to $100,000 to Queensland not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and economic opportunities for their local communities.

Contact Amanda Camm’s office on 4845 3100 for more information.

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