Funding announced for Community Building Partnership projects in the Electorate of Cessnock

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The Electorate of Cessnock has secured $298,684 in funding for a total of 18 projects through the NSW Government’s 2023 Community Building Partnership Program (CBPP).

The Community Building Partnership Program was established in 2009 by the then Labor Government and has provided funding for more than 19,700 community projects across NSW to build or upgrade local facilities.

State Member for Cessnock, Mr Clayton Barr said:

“The State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including sun shades, a concrete driveway, outdoor furniture, a motor vehicle, playground equipment, trampoline upgrades and amenities refurbishment.”

“This is fantastic news for the Electorate of Cessnock.”

“It is always great to see funding being injected into our community. Seeing our local community groups and organisations completing the projects funded by the CBPP is always a highlight.”

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful with their applications and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

Details of the projects that have been funded.

OrganisationProject TitleAmount Funded
Early Links Inclusion Support Service Inc.Reaching New Heights: Kurri Kurri Climbing Wall – install rock-climbing wall and safety matting$24,860
The Girl Guide Association of NSW – CessnockAmenities refurbishment$5,000
Edgeworth Community Preschool Inc.Kaikiliko – outdoor gross motor equipment, including cargo net, cocoon swings, climbing frames, pull up ladders$5,884
Mount Sugarloaf Croquet Club IncShaded seating and bench seats for members and community visitors.$15,000
Cessnock West Public School P&C AssociationCessnock West Public School playground equipment$55,000
Little Wings Ltd.Safety first – purchase an industrial floor polisher for a hangar (also known as a scrubber)$5,992
Kurri Kurri Community Services Ltd.Trampoline upgrades$6,600
NSW RFSA on behalf of Central – Cessnock BrigadeCentral RFS – Equipment Replacement and Safety Upgrade Program including portable radio equipment, washing machine, storage lockers, hose washing device etc.$20,930
Bellbird Public School P & C AssociationResurfacing the Cheese Grater Basketball Court$22,500
SunnyfieldSun Safe at Cessnock – install sun shade to increase outdoor activities$11,000
Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) NSW Ltd.Assist with single court floor repairs at PCYC Cessnock, new multi court line markings$20,000
Kurri Kurri and District Preschool KindergartenOutdoor learning space – new sandpit cover and additional shade sail structure.$25,840
Country Women’s Association of NSW – Cessnock BranchPainting – interior and exterior$6,000
Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Inc.Holmesville Community Garden Access Driveway$6,710
Cessnock City CouncilShade Sail and Water Play at Bridges Hill Park$16,118
Cardiff District Men’s Shed Inc.Motor Vehicle Acquisition$25,000
We Help OurselvesWHOS Hunter – Outdoor furniture settings$19,250
Cessnock Croquet Club Inc.Purchase of playing equipment$7,000

For more information, visit the Community Building Partnership website: