Grants program supports Surat Basin community groups

Community groups in the Surat Basin region have received more than $8,000 through the latest round of community grants from Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum.

Much needed funds are going to a variety of groups including Chinchilla Community Kindergarten, Endeavour Learning and Lifestyle Centre, Western Downs Outreach Program and Wallumbilla Rural Fire Brigade.

Ailsa Cass from Chinchilla Community Kindergarten said the funds will be put to good use within the community teaching children about the importance of road safety.

“The purchase of new puzzles and road safety signs will assist children in development of physical, cognitive and emotional skills through puzzle play and to build safety awareness through role play.”

Further demonstrating Easternwell’s commitment to the Surat Basin region, Endeavour Learning and Lifestyle Centre said they used their grant to purchase cameras and software for photography classes.

“Learning and lifestyle is a centre-based program where people with a disability can take part in a range of learning programs as well as recreation and social activities. The photography classes will enable our clients to learn new skills and start a new hobby.”

Since the launch of the grass roots initiative in 2011, Easternwell has provided more than $98,500 to 58 groups in the Surat Basin region.

Easternwell’s Executive General Manager, Tim Phelan, said the program was specifically developed to provide much needed support to local organisations that do so much in our communities.

“There are countless community groups in the areas where we operate who provide important services to their communities.”

“Easternwell is passionate about supporting the regions where we conduct business and our grants program is one of the ways we are creating lasting benefits for communities.”

The next round of Easternwell Community Grants opens June 2017. Eligible groups may apply for funding of up to $2,000. For more information visit

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, specialising in providing drilling, well servicing and remote mobile camp management services to the mining, oil and gas industries. The company’s depth of expertise, experience and capability enables it to deliver a full service offering to clients, including logistics and facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, operations and maintenance and business support services. The group’s capability is further enhanced as part of the multinational infrastructure operator and municipal services company, Ferrovial and access to its global innovations. Find out more at: | |

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