Two Tuross Head organisations were pleased with the attitude of their Federal Member after he visited them on Tuesday.
For more local news and photos grab a copy of the Bay Post or Moruya Examiner.
Members of the Bowling Club and Volunteer Rescue Association presented their problems to Eden-Monaro MP Dr Mike Kelly, who took note of essential works that were scheduled for completion through funds provided by the Howard Government.
Dr Kelly said he would assist them in new funding schemes that were being established.
“It’s a great shame that they were all caught up in the Regional Partnerships catastrophe,” he said.
Some projects under the previous program were saved, but the two Tuross Head groups were not as lucky and will have to reapply for grants.
“I’ve recreated the Regional Community Infrastructure Fund. This will continue to support local projects,” Dr Kelly said.
The VRA and Bowling Club will continue to apply for funds to assist their projects, and Mr Kelly could see the importance of both groups in the community.
“They’ve been given a way ahead now. I was able to explain to them why things panned out the way they did.”
He added that as much assistance as possible will be given to both groups, including strong letters of support to accompany the grant applications.
Tuross Head VRA member David Campbell said the meeting was very good and left him feeling optimistic about securing future funds.
“Everything sounded positive, but we will have to wait and see what the outcomes are,” he said.
“I expect the boat to be ready by the end of the month. I’m a lot more positive now that I was a week ago.”
Tuross Head Men’s Bowling Club president Noel Downie agreed that it was a positive experience and that the club would be keen to send off their group’s application on July 1.
“I thought it would be frustrating for us,” he said.
“He could understand how we are feeling. There was no guarantee, but he said we had an excellent chance of getting it.”