2013 Community Building Partnership Grants Announced

2013 Community Building Partnership Grants Announced

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced $300,000 in funding for 20 local organisations through the 2013 Community Building Partnerships (CBP) grants program.

“The Community Building partnerships grants are a fantastic way to directly benefit community groups, create local jobs and increase business opportunities while at the same time enhancing local investment in the Port Macquarie electorate,” Mrs Williams said.

“I am pleased to announce that grants have been approved for a variety of projects across the electorate ranging from $1,610 for the Players Theatre to $28,500 to the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club.

“My office has contacted all of the recipients to let them know they have been successful with their funding applications.

“Whilst unfortunately not every application can be approved, those that were are delighted and cannot wait to start their projects.

“The NSW Government is getting on with the job to rebuild NSW by investing almost $60 billion for infrastructure across the State over the next four years to fix the infrastructure backlog left by the previous NSW Labor Government.

“While we are delivering major infrastructure projects, like the upgrade of the Pacific Highway and the redevelopment of Port Macquarie Base Hospital, we understand the importance of local community infrastructure and potential benefits for local businesses.

“There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community with over 2,700 applications received across the state in total.

“I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertakenand put into use across the Port Macquarie electorate,” Mrs Williams said.

Local projects to receive funding include;

Camden Haven Boxing Team $25,298 to construct a new community building 

Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism $14,500 to refurbish the iKew Community Hub and Tourist Information Centre

Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club $28,495 for the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle

Harrington Men’s Shed $25,000 for the construction of Harrington Men’s Shed (Stage 2)

Hastings District Respite Care $18,000 for installation of garden shading and a new kitchen for the Respite Care Centre in Port Macquarie

Lansdowne Public Hall Reserve Trust $4,816 to construct a concrete barbecue and outdoor eating area

Lord Howe Island Historical Society and Museum $35,000 for the refurbishment of the entrance, foyer, café, kitchen, shop and IT area of the museum 

Port Macquarie Art & Craft Centre $4,986 for the purchase of arts and crafts equipment including a lathe, kiln pyrometer and computer controls

Port Macquarie Community Preschool $5,290 for the installation of solar panels at the preschool

Port Macquarie Hastings Council $6,750 for building preservation and restoration safety works to the Laurieton School of Arts Hall

Port Macquarie Hastings Hockey Club $10,000 for the construction of a pump house and amenities for public and disabled toilets

Port Macquarie Hastings Municipal Band $12,741 for the installation of a PA system and purchase of musical instruments at C.C. “Mac” Adams Music Centre 

Port Macquarie Rowing Club $19,819 to replace the rowing boat trailer 

Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise $28,400 to construct a pedestrian walkway at Tacking Point Lighthouse

RSL Lifecare $10,100 to establish a war museum at Le Hamel

Port Macquarie Scouts Australia – NSW Branch $6,645 for repairs to the Port Macquarie Scout Hall 

St Agnes Parish Port Macquarie $20,000 for the construction of an accessible children’s cultural and sustainable learning garden and meeting place in Port Macquarie

The Players Theatre $4,160 to install handrail supports to the auditorium and to replace the front awning of the Players Theatre

Harrington/Crowdy Head Volunteer Marine Rescue NSW $20,000 to construct concrete slab for a boat shed at Harrington

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