Glengallan's Australia Day funds to stay with council

MONEY set aside for Glengallan Homestead to use for this year's Australia Day celebrations will not be used to boost celebrations in Warwick.

At the October council meeting, councillors voted to spread the $16,000 budget for Australia Day 2016 amongst celebrations in Warwick, Stanthorpe Killarney and Glengallan.

Warwick and Stanthorpe will receive $6000, with $500 offered to Glengallan and Killarney with the remainder to be saved.

Glengallan Homestead Trust chair Donna Fraser said she had planned to host an Australia Day event but a lack of interest from stall holders had led to the event being cancelled.

Southern Downs Regional Council CEO David Keenan said the funds allocated to Glengallan would not be used to boost other Australia Day events.

"The organisation of the other three events has been based upon the existing budgets for each event," he said.

"The funds will remain with council to potentially support future events."

Glengallan Homestead will be still be open on Australia Day.

The celebrations in Warwick will be a smaller affair than previous years.

The celebrations in Leslie Park will include a community breakfast and presentation, with no stalls.



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