New leases to foster community in COVID-struck Moreton Bay
Published 03 February 2022
A number of organisations across Moreton Bay that provided much-needed support to the community during COVID-19 have been given new five-year leases to support their ongoing work.
Moreton Bay Regional Council today announced new agreements had been given to:
- Deception Bay Branch Little Athletics;
- Caboolture and District Lawn Tennis Association;
- Mousetrap Theatre Company;
- Queensland Radio Circuit Racing Association; and
- Dayboro Tennis Club
to continue operating from council-owned facilities throughout Moreton Bay after a tough two years.
Mayor Peter Flannery said during the pandemic, the groups had gone above and beyond for members by continuing to foster a sense of community despite lockdowns and restrictions, and by hosting activities and events in new, COVID-safe ways.
“If the past two years have shown us anything - it’s that community is vital to our wellbeing,” Mayor Flannery said.
“For many groups the way they had to do things changed, but they showed resilience and supported the community by moving things online, transforming their events and being there for one another even if we were holed up in our homes.
“As we look towards the ‘new normal’, these leases mean our wonderful community groups continue to have a home they can operate from, host activities and events and welcome people back in-person.
“As Mayor, I’m proud that council is able to offer these organisations leases with generous terms and conditions so they can use their funding to invest in their members and run their activities and events.
“Organisations like these are at the heart of our community - it’s why they’re called community groups.
“These leases add to our record $743 million budget and investment in new community facilities right across the region to build Moreton Bay bigger, bolder and brighter.”
For more information on community leases in Moreton Bay head to: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Community-Support/Community-Leasing