Local Community Facilities Set For Major Improvements
A number of local community facilities are set to receive major improvements following State Government grants to the Port Macquarie electorate.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced almost $82,000 worth of grants for Crown Reserves will be spent towards upgrading and maintaining local reserves that support community activities and events.
“Under the NSW Government’s Public Reserve Management Fund, I am pleased to announce that three local Reserves are being funded to receive improvements. These include;
· $49,830 to the LUSC Reserve – offered to the Seymour Street Public Recreation Reserve Trust (Port Macquarie-Hastings Council) for the installation of high voltage power extension and substation, which will allow electricity connection and enable events and charity groups to operate without the use of generators.
· $28,500 to the Hamilton Green – offered to the Hastings Council Community Reserves Reserve Trust (Port Macquarie-Hastings Council) for the bitumen seal the existing gravel access driveway on the eastern side of the reserve.
· $3,520 to the Port Macquarie Citizens Hall – offered to the Port Macquarie Citizens Hall Reserve Trust (Port Macquarie-Hastings Council) for the modification of doorways and walls of existing disabled toilets to comply with current legislation and repainting of walls.
“Crown reserves are wonderful assets valued by local communities and their ongoing success is vital to sports, clubs, business and tourism in regional towns.”
“It is important that community facilities on Crown Reserves are improved as regularly as possible to allow our community to enjoy them and utilise them to their fullest potential,” Mrs Williams said.
“Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner has informed me of these grants and I will be pleased to make another announcement regarding further grants in the next week.
“Letters of offer have been sent to the Trust Managers and once they are accepted, the funds will be made available,” Mrs Williams said.
Posted on 18 Mon, November, 2013
by Leslie Williams