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17 June, 2021

$15,000 funding for fishing and boating club

THE Caboolture River Fishing and Boating Club (CRFBC) recently received $15,057 after obtaining a Community Facilities Grant for a brand new storage shed.

Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Mark Booth attended the Burpengary East venue to hand over the cheque to the CRFBC, which he said was an important social focal point for communities around Burpengary East.

“This enormously successful local club keeps growing in popularity so Council’s $15,000 grant will enable them to build more secure storage and upgrade their facilities,” he said.

Cr Booth said the CRFBC was much more than just a club for fishing enthusiasts.

“They also allow other community groups to use their clubhouse and grounds outside for dances, guitars for veterans and other groups, so the place is busy almost all the time,” Cr Booth said.

“They also do a lot of fundraising for local charities and estimate they’ll donate $4,000 to local groups this year, which is 25 per cent of their total revenue turnover.

“The club itself hosts fortnightly ‘fishos’ which are fundraising fishing competitions that include a barbecue dinner for members and guests and they organise regular fishing competitions with other local clubs like Bribie.

“They also host an annual ‘Boaties Forum’ with all levels of government represented to allow the public and club members to have a say on the management of Moreton Bay, raise issues for recreational fishers and influence future fishing policies in our state.

“So CRFBC plays an important social, charitable, sporting, and even lobbyist role in our community – and I congratulate them on all that important work!” 

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