COOLOOLA Coast residents will be the ultimate beneficiaries of a federal grant to provide new premises for its medical transport service, federal Wide Bay MP, Warren Truss, said yesterday.
Mr Truss promised $120,000 to the Cooloola Coast Medical Transport organisation for new premises.
"This funding will be used by CCMT to accommodate their offices and vehicles," Mr Truss said.
"CCMT is a fantastic community organisation which helps the elderly, frail and disabled residents of the Cooloola Coast to access medical treatment, from Brisbane to Hervey Bay," he said.
The money would provide CCMT with a home of its own and that would help it sustain its operations.
"The new government is committed to building and improving social and economic infrastructure in regional communities.
"The government has ensured its Community Development Grants Programme projects are properly funded and budgeted," Mr Truss said.
The Community Development Grants Programme is administered by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, which will undertake a value-for-money assessment to ensure transparency on funding election commitments.
"I thank the volunteers and staff who help to deliver this service to residents of the Cooloola Coast," Mr Truss said yesterday.