Inland Rail donation a sporting success for Toomelah

We’re proud to give back to our communities that are home to Inland Rail. We recently caught up with Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council to check out the sporting equipment they purchased after receiving an Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program grant.

New sports equipment of the community of Toomelah

Just outside Boggabilla on the New South Wales/Queensland border, Toomelah Aboriginal community is home to around 300 people. Toomelah Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) is responsible for community wellbeing and recently applied for funding to deck out their new hall with sporting and fitness equipment.

Toomelah LALC Chief Executive Officer, Rex Weribone said the equipment would greatly contribute to the community’s social, emotional and physical wellbeing. 

“With the summer months approaching, the new sporting equipment will allow the younger children of the community to play in a safe space out of the sun,” Mr Weribone said.

“Use of the hall for fitness and sporting activities will also increase the wellbeing of our entire community.”

Inland Rail is committed to leaving a positive legacy along the rail corridor. Since 2019, our Community Sponsorships and Donations program is has provided more than $380,000 in grant funding for more than 100 local community initiatives. 

If you have an activity, event or project that will benefit your local community and you represent a community group or organisation that is a not-for-profit or local government body, we welcome your application.

The next round of applications closes on 31 October 2020. Visit our website or email for more information.

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