NEW PROJECT: Fiona Marsden, Karol Pasin, Dion Marsden, Therese Crisp, Ros Day from Granite Belt Support Services thanked Dan Cuthbert from Stanthorpe Lions (right) for their kind donation.
NEW PROJECT: Fiona Marsden, Karol Pasin, Dion Marsden, Therese Crisp, Ros Day from Granite Belt Support Services thanked Dan Cuthbert from Stanthorpe Lions (right) for their kind donation. Kim Micke

Great community support paves the way

GRANITE Belt Support Services is getting ready for stage two of its building project.

GBSS president Fiona Marsden said stage two, unlike stage one of their project that was finished four years ago, was not government funded.

"We have been trying to get more funding ever since,” she said.

The GBSS president said the project would instead be funded by community donations and their own savings.

Stanthorpe Lions are one of those community groups that donated money to the project.

Their $2000 donation kicked off the start to the $200,000 project.

The building process is set to start in September and to take about six months.

Mrs Marsden said it was urgent to find someone to take the shell of the existing building and to contact the GBSS if anyone wanted it.

Mrs Marsden said there was no point in spending more money on the existing building to make it comply to the standards.

"We have got to take the opportunity now,” she said.

Mrs Marsden said they were hoping to get assistance from the community for interior, car park and landscaping as the current funds only sufficed for covering the cost of the basic building.

GBSS vice-president Ros Day said their numbers were growing and that a better facility was needed to keep their good work going.

Mrs Marsden said they had already put planning in place to keep business as usual while in transition.

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