The long walk to Beenleigh Historical Village toilets will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a Stronger Communities grant from the Federal Government.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen has delivered $10,000 to the Beenleigh Historical Society to assist with the construction of a new toilet block at the venue.
“The Beenleigh Historical Village is an icon in our region,” Mr van Manen said.
“We recognise the importance of supporting this facility and ensuring it is well catered for now and into its future.
“The new toilet block will mean more convenience for visitors to the centre and hopefully contribute to their willingness to visit again and again.”
Beenleigh and District Historical Society secretary Gary Hollindale said the new facilities would allow the centre to grow.
“By increasing the capacity of the public toilets it means we will be able to accommodate larger public gatherings and village events,” Mr Hollindale said.
“With the inclusion of a toilet block with two pedestals fitted for special needs visitors, it also means that all guests can comfortably attend events and activities without feeling overlooked.”
Round Three of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme is currently rolling out in Forde.
The funding programme is part of the Federal Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia and is designed to assist small capital projects that contribute to vibrant and viable communities.