Macleay Island bowls club gets an election boost

THE Macleay Island Bowls Club could get $150,000 to upgrade the existing bowling green at the club.

BOWLED OVER: Labor candidate for Redlands Kim Richards with club president Rod Callaghan.

BOWLED OVER: Labor candidate for Redlands Kim Richards with club president Rod Callaghan.

Labor Redlands candidate Kim Richards said if elected, the government would fund the work, with locals and visitors able to benefit from the investment.

“This is a great boost for not only our Macleay Island community but across all of our Southern Moreton Bay Islands,” she said.

“These improvements will further lock in the club’s reputation as the best bowling club in Australia.

“An upgraded green will give the club the opportunity to extend the playing season and allow them to reap a range of economic, environmental and social benefits.

“This will be a fantastic shot in the arm for the club. I look forward to visiting often and seeing the positive improvements this funding outcome will provide.”

Club chairman Rod Callaghan said it was good news.

“We were pleased Kim responded so quickly to our invitation to visit the club,” he said. “This news has made our day and is exactly what we had hoped for.”

Ms Richards said sporting clubs were the heart and soul of Queensland communities.

“They promote fitness, a healthy lifestyle and a sense of competition,” she said. “Our prowess on the sporting field has even defined who we are as Queenslanders.”