Funding Grants For Local Reserve Trusts

Funding Grants For Local Reserve Trusts

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced the NSW Government will contribute $129,186 towards the management of public reserves in our local area.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund program.

Mrs Williams said the Public Reserves Management Fund provides financial support to maintain the community’s highly-valued public assets.

“State-owned public reserves play an important role in our communities and the NSW Government is committed to ensuring these reserves continue to provide social and economic benefits to the people of NSW,” Mrs Williams said.

“This funding will directly benefit our community, boost our economy and contribute to the cultural, sporting and recreational life of our region.”

Across the state, 440 projects will benefit from $15 million in the latest round of the Public Reserves Management Fund.

Here in the Port Macquarie electorate we have 10 successful projects that will be funded in 2017-18:

  • $10,000 awarded to the Telegraph Point School of Arts to upgrade the roof of the School of Arts building.
  • $20,141 to the Laurieton Legacy Homes for the Aged Reserve Trust for roof and fence replacement works.
  • $27,036 for the Laurieton Homes for the Aged Reserve Trust to repair and upgrade the roadway and carpark at the centre.
  • $2,310 for the Hannam Vale Recreation Reserve for an ecological restoration project and a further $4,384 to maintain and improve the playing fields and recreation areas.
  • $25,050 for the Harrington Beach State Park for an ecological restoration project and a further $8,265 to carry out aerial spraying of Bitou, Lantana and Asparagus species.
  • $20,000 for the Johns River Community Hall and Recreation Reserve to replace the unsafe perimeter fence.
  • $4,000 awarded to repair the external wall of the Moorland Community Hall.
  • $8,000 to the Manning Regional Crown Reserve for fox control activities on Crown land in the Manning Valley.

Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said $94 million has been invested over the last six years in the upgrade of showgrounds, the repair of buildings, bushfire hazard reduction, weed control and building new infrastructure.

“Showgrounds are important community hubs, particularly in regional NSW. This year, 38 showground trusts have been awarded more than $2.5 million for much-needed upgrades,” Mr Toole said.

“I want to congratulate all of our hardworking Crown reserve trusts on the great job they do managing and maintaining our public assets right across NSW.”

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