Kingaroy QCWA Celebrates As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland

Kingaroy QCWA Celebrates As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

Premier Praises Work Of Kingaroy QCWA As 2nd Oldest Branch In Queensland

Victor P Taffa

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk repeated her praise of the outstanding service the Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) has given for the last 95 years at an afternoon tea function with members of the Kingaroy branch.

Kingaroy was the 2nd branch to join the QCWA, just 11 days after Toowoomba started up to found the movement.

Premier Palaszczuk said the Association has now spread right across the cities and the country with more than 250 branches supporting hundreds of women through every stage of their life.

“QCWA is an iconic organisation, and celebrating 95 years is a remarkable achievement.”

“Selfless work of the QCWA and their community spirit has helped Queensland women, particularly those in rural and remote areas, learn grow and create new opportunities.”

“I encourage more women to get on board.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

To celebrate the QCWA’s 95th birthday, the Palaszczuk Government will provide $1 Million over 2 years to restore the association’s heritage halls across the state.

Roof of the QCWA Kingaroy branch was damaged during Cyclone Debbie and is in need of strengthening and long-lasting repair.

Premier Palaszczuk urged Kingaroy branch to apply for a grant from the restoration fund to get the roof and improvement work done.

Premier Palaszczuk and Kingaroy QWCA Members listening to speeches while eyeing off the delicious cakes and sandwiches

World famous Queensland Country Women’s Association array of cakes and sandwiches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“$1 Million restoration funding will be an important part of ensuring halls like Kingaroy’s will be here for many years to come.” Premier Palaszczuk said.

“Funding will mean halls can be painted, gutters or walls can be replaced, and gardens and walkway access can be upgraded.”

“It is great news for local businesses and great news for local jobs.” Premier Palaszczuk said.