GREATER ACCESS: Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien was pleased to announce the Murgon Training Centre received the stronger communities grant to upgrade their carpark.
GREATER ACCESS: Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien was pleased to announce the Murgon Training Centre received the stronger communities grant to upgrade their carpark. Rowan Schindler

First aid centre to provide greater access

SOUTH Burnett first aid volunteers will have improved access at the Murgon Training Centre due to a federal grant.

Wide Bay member Llew O'Brien announced the $4800 grant from the federal government's Stronger Communities Programme for the centre on November 2.

"The funds will be used to upgrade the car park and extend the facility's doorway, providing easier access to the building for people with limited mobility,” he said.

South Burnett First Aid volunteers have partnered with many local organisations to raise funds and donations of goods and equipment for the Murgon Training Centre.

"The volunteers are a team of highly-trained and licenced medics who deliver training sessions at their premises in Murgon, which is available for use by other community groups,” Mr O'Brien said.

"I congratulate president Grant Geddes and his hardworking team on their work to provide access for all.”

The Federal Government's Stronger Communities Programme is designed to improve the resilience of communities by providing capital grants for small projects, with up to $150,000 available in each electorate per year.