New Partnership Keeping the Community Active
Member for Burleigh Michael Hart MP welcomes the arrangements made between the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club and the Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre to allow the Club to store and make use of an under-utilized shed at Tallebudgera Creek.
“The arrangements made between the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing and the Club takes an approach to better utilize existing infrastructure,” Mr Hart said.
“The Department did need some persuading to recognise the increased capabilities the Canoe Club could offer to our community and I am pleased to have coordinated a mutually beneficial outcome with the assistance of Minister Dickson.”
Life Member and Founder Peter Anderson said the Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club had previously requested the assistance of the former Government in this matter and were told this arrangement was not a possibility.
“Now that we have processes in place to use the facilities at Tallebudgera Creek, we are in a position to have discussions with the Recreation Centre about ways in which we can return the favour by lending our equipment to the Tallebudgera Beach School,” Mr Anderson said.
“Ultimately this is about getting the community more active, more often; And what better place to do that then in our world class beaches and iconic creeks,” he said.
The Burleigh Point Outrigger Canoe Club currently has 40 members between 30 and 65 and previously had to transport canoes, oars and first aid equipment to and from the Creek every session.
[ENDS] 11 August 2014
Burleigh Electorate Office – 5526 6024
Pictured (L-R) Andrew Tingate – Manager Tallebudgera Active Recreation Centre, Debbie Abbott – President BPOCC, Peter Anderson – Founder BPOCC, Michael Hart MP – State Member for Burleigh, Julie Elliott – Secretary BPOCC