More than $190,000 for community projects

Published on 22 June 2016

50 local arts, recreation, sporting and community groups and event organisers have received a financial boost thanks to Mildura Rural City Council’s Grant Program.

Council approved successful grant applications at its ordinary Council meeting last month with the funding to be officially handed over on Thursday 23 June.

The recipients will share in more than $190,000 which will support Recreation, Events and Festivals, Arts and Rural Access projects across our region.

Mildura Mayor Glenn Milne said the grants program is very important to our community and without it, many local groups and clubs would struggle to fund their projects.

“Many of the recipients are volunteer organisations and they play a vital role in the social and recreational culture of our communities,” Cr Milne said.

“It’s great to see that such a wide variety of groups, from right across the municipality were successful in the grant applications.”“While the amount of funding varied, the impact of even the smallest amount can make a major difference for these groups.  It’s probably one of the programs we as Councillors are most proud of.”

Details of the recipients can be found below.



Project Title


Recommended Funding

Mallee Folk Club

Ukulele Get Togethers

Venue Hire for meeting place.



Murrayville Community College

Marvellous Mallee

A collaborative project which aims to involve all members of the Murrayville Community in creating a visual art structure depicting our Marvellous Mallee.


Electric Light Theatre

30th Show Anniversary Celebration

Funding assistance with venue hire, financial hardship scholarship for two cast members and marketing assistance.


Mildura Ballet and Dance Guild

Partnering with Youth

Funding assistance to engage an Artist in Residence, Mr Luke Alleva.

Partnering with Youth is a unique and special project to incorporate a male Artist in Residence for our strong 365 students over a 10 week period.


Christie Centre

Trash to Art

In its third year, funding assistance for marketing and promotion of the 2016 event.


Mildura Historical Society

Showcases for Collection Display

Purchase of free-standing showcases.


Mildura Art Group

Mildura Art Group 50th Birthday

Funding assistance requested for the exhibition opening, ‘Icons of Sunraysia’ for marquee hire.




Rural Access


Project Title


Recommended Funding

5th Mildura Scouts

Access for all

Build an access ramp.


Christie Centre

Braille Signage

Braille Signage at all Christie Centre sites.


Mildura Specialist School

Coffee Café – A Social Enterprise

Establish social enterprise Coffee Café as training facility.


Red Cliffs Golf Club

Disability Car Parking/path

Construct a pathway from the carpark to clubrooms.


 Recreation Development


Project Title



Recommended Funding

Red Cliffs Golf Club

Foot golf introductory program

Purchase of equipment to support foot golf introductory program.


Mildura Basketball Association

FIBA live scoring system

Purchase of laptops to run FIBA live scoring system.


Sunraysia Gliding Club Inc

Oxygen system for glider

Purchase and installation of an oxygen unit for a glider.


Mildura Lawn Tennis Club

Healthy eating campaign

Purchase of a sandwich bench to support the club’s healthy eating campaign.


Mildura Roller Derby League

Roller derby fitness and skills development

Purchase of equipment and specialist coaching clinic.


Recreation Facilities Upgrade


Project Title


Recommended Funding

The Mildura Life Saving Club

Club upgrade

Upgrade to the clubrooms including installation of a new heating system and hot water unit.



Mildura RC Car Club

Storage and shade structure

Construction of a storage shed and shade structure


Football Federation Sunraysia

Aluminum seating

Purchase and installation of aluminum seating to replace existing post and rail bollards


Werrimull Football Netball Club

New netball and football time keeper’s boxes

Construction of time keeper’s boxes for netball and football


Mildura Lawn Tennis Club

Concrete workshop floor

Concreting of workshop floor below club house


Merbein Golf Club

14th hole toilet upgrade

Construction of a new toilet facility on the 14th hole


Nichols Point Tennis Club

2MH report on court upgrade

2MH Consulting condition reports, concept designs and budget estimates for construction of new tennis courts


Colignan Community Recreation Reserve

Water tank for Colignan mud hut

Installation of a water tank to change rooms in case of pump failure


Mildura District Brass Band

Band hall kitchen floor replacement

Upgrade of the band hall kitchen floor


Red Cliffs Golf Club

Club house re-stumping (stage 2)

Stage 2: Re-stumping of the club house


Mildura Pigeon Club Inc

Basketing shed

Construction of a new basketing shed


Ouyen District Men's Shed

Toilet facility upgrade

Construction of a toilet facility within shed






Recommended Funding

Mildura Ski Club

Mildura 100 Ski Race

100km ski race competition held over the Easter Powersports Weekend.


Tennis Australia

Mildura Grand Tennis International Pro Tour

Annual tennis event on the Pro Tour Calendar.


Mildura City Heart

Mildura Powersports Easter Show & Shine

Public showcase of the four Powersports competitions held over Easter.


Mildura Motor Sports Club

Sunryasia 600 Off Road Championship

National Australian Off Road Championship.


Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council

Sunraysia Multicultural Festival

Festival to celebrate the cultural diversity of our region.


Mildura Field Days Inc

Mildura Field Days

Annual showcase of the region’s agricultural industries.


Cullulleraine Exposed Music Festival Inc

Cullulleraine Exposed Music Festival

Two day music festival held in Lake Cullulleraine.


Sunraysia Golf Tours

Shane Doherty Tri State Masters Golf

Annual golf tournament with 95% visiting participants.


Arts Mildura

Murray River International Music Festival

Showcase of world class performances.


Mildura Harness Racing Club

Mildura Pacing Cup

Three night Harness racing carnival.


Mildura Racing Club

Euston Club Resort Mildura Racing Cup Carnival

Racing carnival held over the long weekend in March.


Red Cliffs Rotary Club


Community street parade and festival


Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group (SARG)

Paws Along the Murray

Community educational event and walk for all things pets.



Rainbow Run

Community recreation walk with powdered colour fun


Mildura Lawn Tennis Club

Mildura Easter Open Tournament

Tennis tournament with both Open & Junior competition


Mildura Rowing Club

Henley on the Murray (Easter Rowing Regatta)

Three day rowing competition held over Easter.


Mother’s Day Classic Foundation

Mildura Mother’s Day Classic

Community walk/run held on Mother’s day.


Mildura Bowls Club

Mildura May Bowls Carnival

Annual bowls carnival held over seven days.


Love Our City (PMF Sunraysia)

Love Our City Community Easter Egg Hunt

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt.



Little Day Out

Showcase of services and products relating to babies, toddlers and children.


Mildura Radio Control Car Club

Mallee Madness X

Three day off-road radio controlled car club event.


Zoe Support

Push for Possibilities

Guinness World Attempt fundraising event.



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