-- Media Release --

23 October 2010 – the Gambling Community Benefit fund of the Queensland State Government approves our application for funds to build a Maritime Museum and awards us $32,547 towards the costs.

28 January 2011 – The Emu Park Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank awards us $1,000 towards the costs associated with the making of display cases for the model ships to be housed in our Maritime Museum.

22 February 2011 – The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides $3,601 for the installation of solar panels on the Museum roof.

20 April 2011 – A further $2,107 is donated by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to cover increased costs associated with the construction of our Maritime Museum.

1 July 2011 – $400 donated by Rockhampton Regional Council from the community fund of Cr Glenda Mather for our School of Arts building restoration project.

14 November 2011 – The Lions Club of Emu Park Inc. grants us the sum of $1,000 towards the costs of constructing our Maritime Museum.

29 December 2011 – Mr Viv Kearney donates $1,000 for the purchase of tools for use by our hard working volunteers.

1 March 2012 – Cr Glenda Mather donates a further $500 from her community fund to help with the costs of special tools for use in our School of Arts restoration.

21 June 2012 – The Lions Club of Emu Park Inc. donate a further $500 towards the School of Arts restoration project.

19 July 2012 – The Emu Park Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank grants $648 towards the costs of constructing a concrete path to the entrance to our Maritime Museum to ensure all-weather access to all parts of our complex. The path to be installed by our volunteers.

6 December 2012 – Bradnam’s Windows & Doors have kindly offered to donate an ease of access wheelchair friendly entrance door for our Maritime Museum.

24 June 2013 – The Lions Club of Emu Park donates $500 for the preparations involved in getting our new Maritime Museum ready for opening.

18 July 2013 – Livingstone Shire Council grants $300 from their Community Fund towards the costs of paint to be used in the restoration of the old Emu Park Police Lock-up which was recently given to our Museum by the Queensland State Government.

12 September 2013 – The Emu Park Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank donates $3,000 to cover the costs of printing of the book “Emu Park The Town And Its People 1934-1945” by Tom Edmistone.

21 January 2014 – The Emu Park/Yeppoon Rotary Clubs donate $1,020 (the proceeds of a book fair) for our School of Arts restoration fund.

11 June 2014 – The Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants $27,500 for the replacement of the roof and guttering of our School of Arts building.

23 June 2014 – The Lions Club of Emu Park donates $500 for paint for our many buildings.

14 May 2015 – Livingstone Shire Council grants $1,590 for the purchase of acrylic sheets to be used in the construction of display cases for a recently donated natural history collection.

26 June 2015 – The Lions Club of Emu Park donates a further $500 for paint for building protection.

5 July 2016 – The Lions Club of Emu Park donates $500 towards costs of major upgrade to exhibits in refurbished School of Arts building.

8 October 2016 – The Emu Park Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank grants the sum of $973.50 for the printing of 2,000 brochures advertising our Museum.

25 May 2017 – Livingstone Shire Council grants $850 for the installation of an awning over the entrance door to our Maritime Museum.

22 June 2017 – The Lions Club of Emu Park grants $500 towards the refurbishing of our School of Arts building.

 

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