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CLUB MACLEAY GETS FURTHER GRANT TO BOOST NIGHT BOWLS! Club Macleay has been on the receiving end of two more grants that will impact night bowling. The club has received another grant from Redland City Council for $11,690 that will go towards the upgrading of night lighting overlooking the club greens. The project itself will cost in the vicinity of $28,000. A further $10,000 provided via a State Government Covid business grant has added to the amount for the lighting. When installed, lighting will be in excess of 100 lumens. Currently the lights are rated at 60 lumens. The improved lighting will allow for ‘official’ night games to be played at the club. Club manager, Julie Brooks, said the additional funding was a great follow up from the $267,022 Federal Government grant via the Building Better Regions fund that has been received. This money will go towards the building of a new entrance to the club and user-friendly and disability-level entry. This will give the club a whole new look and will be ready to be constructed by mid 2022. The lighting is expected to be upgraded in the first quarter of this new year. “Receiving grants of this nature is a great endorsement for what is being achieved at Club Macleay,” Julie Brooks said. Club Macleay is planning to celebrate a big Australia Day on Wednesday, January 26. Julie Brooks says members and guests are encouraged to come to the club in Australia Day dress. “Bowls will be played, there will be indoor markets, sausage sizzle, thong throwing, and lots more,” she said.

• Julie Brooks and Club Macleay bowlers playing night bowls!



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