The Queensland Department of Infrastructure and Planning has provided the follwoing information which should be of interest to groups associated with this steadily developing rail trail.
Community partnerships program
First round closes 8 May 2009
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail community partnerships program is a grants program open to not-for-profit, incorporated community organisations, local councils and tertiary institutions throughout South East Queensland.
The program will provide grants of between $2,000 and $10,000 (GST exclusive) to contribute to eligible project costs. Up to 50% of the total eligible project costs can receive funding. Requests for a higher contribution may be considered in special cases.
The objective of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail community partnerships program is to assist organisations and Brisbane Valley communities to undertake activities and projects during 2009 that will support the delivery and operation of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
The first round of funding opens 9 April and closes 8 May 2009.
Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application by 29 May 2009. A second round of funding will open in October 2009.
Should you know of any group or organisation wish to speak with me directly or like to meet with me, I would be happy to do so.
Do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information.
Principal Project Officer: Regional Trails
Resource and Landscape Planning, Planning Group
Department of Infrastructure and Planning
tel +61 7 3237 1741 – ext 71741